SUNY Broome is preparing for a very special couple of days that raises money for the American Cancer Society.  Relay For Life is the biggest fundraising event in the country and hits the Binghamton campus Friday evening at 6, wrapping up Saturday morning around 10:00.

Relay For Life is an overnight celebration where people take turns walking or running around a track "relay" style to raise funds to fight cancer.  You don't need to be a track star to be a winner in this race for life.  The idea is to enjoy your time, dance, play games, and enjoy the presence of others, all while raising money to finish the fight.

One of the many highlights of the Binghamton event is the luminaria ceremony, or candlelight vigil, held Friday at 10pm to honor cancer survivors and remember those lost to cancer.

Binghamton residents can join the fight against cancer by visiting RelayForLife.org to register or show up at SUNY Broome campus on Upper Front Street Binghamton, Friday beginning at 6pm and register in person.

Donations raised this weekend will fund cancer research grants at landmark health institutions and free local services like wigs, makeovers, support groups and lodging.

These efforts include funding for cancer research grants at landmark health institutions and free local services like wigs, makeovers, support groups and lodging.