Leading the way was this year's chairwoman of the event, Jane Gee of Lucasville, a 9-1/2 year survivor of breast cancer.
Relay celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost to the disease, and a new component this year - "Fight Back" - making a commitment to save lives by taking up the fight.
In the opening ceremony Friday evening at Scioto County Fairgrounds, Gee said, "We're all here for the same reason - to put an end to cancer. The next 18 hours will take us together on a life-affirming journey."
Relay celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer and remembers loved ones lost to the disease.
Stephanie Craft, co-chairwoman, said, "Each of us has a unique reason for being here