CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Cities in the west Valley teamed up Saturday morning for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life at Cathedral City High School.
Laura Aguirre helped organize the event in the desert, which was just one of more than 5,000 around the world to fundraise for the American Cancer Society.
"We've been fundraising for almost a year now. There have been different teams through out the community, whether it's businesses, local families, all who have been impacted by cancer. Each of them are selling food, different raffles to raise cancer awareness and funds as well," Aguirre said.
Jennifer Guerra and her coworkers, also known as the Fantastic Floyds, are walking in honor of their colleague who was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer last month.
"We're a work family. We spend more time with our coworkers than we do with our own families at home, so we're very close nit. It's been an amazing outpour of just people wanting to help," Guerra said.
The Fantastic Floyds hope to raise $4,000. All teams combined aim to reach $69,000.
"Fundraising actually ends in August so we still have time passed this event to keep fundraising. Anyone who wants to donate or learn more about it, they can go ahead and do that. It's not too late," said Guerra.