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Lace your sneakers and get ready to walk for a good cause, as the Relay for Life of South Martin is held April 20 starting at noon at the corner of A1A and Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound.
The 18-hour event honors those struggling with cancer as well as those who have died from the disease.
Last year, more than 400 people attended the event.
Cancer survivors and the people that take care of them are treated as the guests of honor, and are given a special reception after they take their walk.
The Luminaria ceremony will also take place. This touching ceremony takes place just as the sun sets. Small bags with the names of those to be remembered or honored for their fight with cancer are written on the bags, which are placed along the track. Just as it gets dark, small lights inside the bags are lit, illuminating the path for those still walking to bring awareness to the disease.
All through the night, there will be entertainment, games, food, fun and lots of cancer awareness.
The relay currently has 17 teams, with 181 participants. To date, the volunteers have raised more than $25,000. Sale of food, drinks and other items through the night will help raise this number even higher.
The Relay for Life of South Martin will be held from noon on April 20 to noon on April 21 at the corner of A1A and 11954 Dixie Highway in Hobe Sound.