It's officially Relay for Life season as Yorktowners held a kick off party last week. This year's theme is "There is no place like Yorktown" and organizers hope to raise $300,000 this year for the research, programs and services of the American Cancer Society.
"Yorktown is going on the purple brick road to Oz," co-chair of Yorktown's Relay for Life committee Jane McCarthy said.
Watch the video above as Yorktowners share why they Relay for Life.
Yorktown High School sophomore Caleigh Scanlon gave a speech at last week's kick off about why she relays. (Listen to her speech above.)
Yorktown's Relay for Life, which is now the largest single-community Relay in the tri-state area, began in 2006. Relay For Life which is scheduled for Friday, June 14 at the Jack DeVito Track and Field in Yorktown.