Hattiesburg High hosts Youth Relay for Life

Young people in the Hattiesburg Area took an all-night stand against cancer Friday.

Mississippi's first-ever Youth Relay for Life was held at D I Patrick Stadium at Hattiesburg High School.

Titled "Relay Like a Rock Star," music played a large role in the event, with dance routines and live music throughout the night until 6 am Saturday.

"We've got tents set up, people are going to be walking all night, because cancer doesn't sleep and we're not going to, eitherm," said Marie Wood, even co-chair.

Fifteen teams participated in the event.