Gearing up for its second year as the Relay for Life of Umatilla County, organizers have announced meetings to discuss plans for the 2018 event.

In an effort to maximize resources, the American Cancer Society combined the Hermiston and Pendleton events into one larger event last year. Plans for a single Umatilla County event are underway again this year.

Carol Preston, event lead, invites people to get involved with the fundraiser. Money is used to fund cancer research and provide assistance with patient care programs.

The upcoming planning meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m. in the medical office of Dr. Patricia Winn, 3001 St. Anthony Way, Suite 135, in Pendleton. Meetings continue the second Thursday of each month.

The Relay for Life of Umatilla County is Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Roy Raley Park in Pendleton. For more information, contact Preston at or 541-379-6294.

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