TROY - The Relay For Life of Western Bradford County will hold an information night at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Copper Tree Shop for anyone who is interested in getting involved in this year's event.

Community members and businesses can get involved in a number of ways such as joining the planning committee, forming a team, becoming a sponsor or registering as a survivor.

Relay For Life is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer.

"Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease," said Kristen Nuss, Income Development Representative for the American Cancer Society. "Individuals who are willing to give their time and energy to this exciting event, as a volunteer or participant, have made a commitment to fight back against cancer and let the community know that cancer can be beat."

Teams of 15 members gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in Relay For Life, the largest fundraising walk in the nation. Relay For Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, and churches ... people from all walks of life. Teams seek sponsorships prior to the Relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

To learn more about the Relay For Life of Western Bradford County, contact Kristen Nuss at (570) 326-4149. For more information about cancer, call the American Cancer Society's 24-hour help line at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.