The Relay For Life organization said the journey to end cancer starts with a single step.
Community members will take that step at the annual Marion County Relay for Life event Friday night.
Nearly 1,000 people attended the event in 2012 and it more people come out this year.
The relay will begin at 6 p.m. Friday night on the shared campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College.
It will last until 6 a.m. Saturday morning.