Vernon Residents Walking For A Cancer Cure

Residents in Vernon are slipping into their sneakers and tying their laces tonight for the fight against cancer.

There American Cancer Society is hosting a Relay For Life in Wilbarger County at 6 p.m. at the Wilbarger County Events Center. So far seven teams have signed up for the overnight event, marking this walk the climax for their year-long fundraising event campaign.

Officials say this is one of the first Relay For Life events in Texoma for 2011.

The survivor's tribute starts at 6 p.m. with games and activities lasting until tomorrow at 6 a.m.