It’s not too late to register a team for the May 2 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Ascension Parish, to be held at Cabela’s in Gonzales.

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, organizers said.

Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fundraisers at their campsites during Relay. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

“Relay For Life draws attention to the progress being made in the fight against cancer,” said Michele Wingate, Relay For Life event chairwoman. “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.”

Register your team today by visiting or by calling (800) 227-2345.

Local organizer Kim Myers said plans also are underway for the American Cancer Society’s Paint the Town Purple awareness event. Residents can purchase specially designed purple T-shirts to be worn April 10.

March 13 is the last day to order a shirt.

To order a shirt, call Noelle Franz at (225) 439-1263 or email