Some will walk and some will run, but all will fight.
For the fight against cancer, the Fountain Valley Relay for Life begins Saturday at 9 a.m. at .
The 24-hour American Cancer Society event aims to raise money for cancer research and raise awareness of the illness.
Participants also take time to celebrate those who have survived cancer, those who are currently battling it and those who have died fighting.
Teams of volunteers will try to keep at least one team member walking, running or jogging around the track for 24 hours.
After opening speeches, the relay starts with the Survivor Lap, where cancer survivors circle the track together.
At 9 p.m., volunteers will hold the Luminaria Ceremony, where participants place candles in white paper bags to remember and honor those affected by cancer.
As of 2:04 p.m. Friday, there were 27 teams, 230 expected participants and $23,841 has been raised, according to the event website.
Fountain Valley Mayor John Collins will give the welcome message, and former Mayor Guy Carrozzo will talk about his battle with cancer, event chair Tim Davis said.