The annual Relay For Life campaign will officially kick off tonight at 6 at Hollywood Casino in Bangor!  This year, the Relay For Life planning committee has set a goal to raise at least $195,000 for local programs of cancer research, education advocacy and patient services.  Last year the program raised $222,000!

This year's event Relay For Life event will be held on May 16 & 17th at Morse Field at the University of Maine.

According to a press release, Karen Girvan, who is Chair of the Penobscot County said, " Every year, the Relay For Life of Penobscot gets better and better.  We are seeing more participants, more fundraising dollars for cancer programs and cancer research, and most importantly, more cancer survivors every year.  This event is as important as it is inspiring, and it's become part of the fabric of this community.

For more information about this year's Relay for Life event in Penobscot County go HERE.