Friday night, cancer survivors and caretakers, supporters, friends and family gathered at Tom Johnson Camping World for the annual Relay for Life event for McDowell County. The cause raises funds for the American Cancer Society, while honoring those who are fighting, have fought or lost their battle with cancer. Entertainment, food, raffles and a memory walk were just a few of the highlights from the evening. According to relayforlife.org/mcdowell, locally the organization raised almost $15,000 for cancer research. To see more photos, visit www.mcdowellnews.com.