Walking for a Cure

<p>Relay For Life</p>

Relay For Life

Over 1,200 people gather at Franklin Park in Yakima this weekend to walk for cancer.

It's part of the 28th annual Relay for Life, where teams come together and spend the next 24 hours walking around a track, raising money to help fight cancer.

Event organizers say Yakima's relay is the second oldest relay for life event in the world, next to the one held in Tacoma every year.

One group of walkers say cancer has had a huge impact on their family, and want to do anything they can to help prevent any more losses.

"He's [on my shirt], Lawrence Brown, he passed away from prostate cancer. We used to walk every year for Relay on the Rez. Tamisa [pictured on the back of my shirt] used to walk with us, she passed away a few years ago. So we walk for her too because she loved walking for our grandpa."

So far, this weekend's Relay for Life has raised almost $200,000.