The Relay for Life of Umatilla & Morrow Counties is stepping out in the fight against cancer.

With a theme of “Carnival for a Cure,” the event is Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. at Roy Raley Park, 1205 S.W. Court Ave., Pendleton. People are encouraged to participate in the fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society.

After the opening ceremony and survivor’s lap, a special luncheon is provided by Safeway for all survivors and their caregivers. Also, a taco truck will be available throughout the event.

In addition to raising money, the event assists in connecting cancer survivors and honoring those that have died from the disease. Event highlights include a silent auction (12:30-4:30 p.m.), a petting zoo (2-4 p.m.), special laps, including an animal lap (3:45 p.m.), a kid’s open mic (4 p.m.) and an adult open mic (6:30 p.m.).

The Luminaria Ceremony is at 8 p.m. It serves to remember friends or loved ones who lost their fight to the disease, to support those currently battling cancer or to honor survivors. The closing ceremonies are at 8:30 p.m.

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