Relay for Life Steps into Village at Leesburg

The Village at Leesburg became a track Saturday, as teams of walkers looped through the shopping center for the annual Relay for Life event.

Relay for Life is the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer, with more than 5,000 relays taking place worldwide to fight back against cancer. Participants decorated tents, walked around shopping center’s boulevards and enjoyed activities, entertainment and food. The theme of the Loudoun Relay for Life was “through the decades,” so many teams dressed in 60s, 70s and 80s attire.

Participants raised money prior to the event for the American Cancer Society’s mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem through research, education, advocacy, and service. The event’s organizers said the Loudoun Relay for Life raised more than $18,000.

A team chats beneath their tent at Relay for Life in Leesburg. [Danielle Nadler/Loudoun Now]
Evening showers sent many of the Relay for Life walkers home a bit early, but several teams continued doing laps through the storm.

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