"To me, the relay's about survivors. They have fought the fight and at that point won; that's what I'm here to do is to help get more survivors so you don't have to hear the words 'you have cancer,' " says Emily Dodson, co-chair of American Relay for Life.
The Ethel's Gang American Relay for Life held their first winter craft show to raise money to fight cancer.
"This is the first year that we have done a craft bazaar. This is a new fundraiser but we've been a team for a couple of years now and we're just always looking for new ways to raise money to kick cancer's butt," says Jacki Thomas, president of Ethel's Gang.
Vendors from different locations offered homemade crafts such as accessories, food and decorations.
"They can come out and they can buy wonderful handmade items. We also have a donation jar and we're also selling pork barbecue, hot dogs, different things like that and that money all goes to relay," adds Thomas.
Each year, more than four million people in over 20 countries take part in Relay for Life to raise funds in saving lives from cancer.
The organization has been finding new ways to reach out to the community all because they want to see more survivors.
"Every penny raised for relay goes to the American Cancer Society so every penny that they raise here today will be put to our community to fight cancer," adds Dodson.
The craft show was held at The North Warren Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department where shoppers left with bags of goodies and a successful good deed.
The American Relay for Life were hoping to meet their goal of raising $2,000.