Registration is under way for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ascension set for April 20 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

Relay for Life “gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” a new release from the nonprofit group says.

Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part in the team event.

Relay For Life takes place from 3 p.m. on April 20 through 3 a.m. on April 21.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as residents and teams camp out with the goal of keeping at least one team member walking a designated pathway at all times throughout the evening.

Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their camp sites during event.

“Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made in the fight against cancer,” said Casey Walker, Ascension volunteer Relay event chair. “Many participants are our family, friends, and neighbors who have faced cancer themselves. Their involvement helps brings hope that, together, we can eliminate cancer as a major health problem.”

Information about how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life is available at or by calling (800) 227-2345.