THIS weekend's Cancer Council Relay for Life is already half way towards reaching its fundraising goal.
Before any of the almost 1000 participants take their first steps at the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park on Saturday, more than $67,000 has been raised.
There is still a long way to go before the goal set by the Cancer Council of $120,000 is reached.
Already there's 100 teams registered for this weekend's fun-filled event.
As most would know there is a serious side to the Relay for Life as participants remember those who have bravely fought the terrible disease.
The Survivor's Walk on Saturday morning is always an emotional moment as those who have survived cancer walk a lap of honour to the applause of fellow participants.
Just as emotional is the candlelight ceremony of hope.
It is held at dusk on Saturday to remember loved ones who have passed, before the long walk through the night commences.
Donations can be made at the Coffs Coast Sport and Leisure Park this weekend or online at relay.cancercouncil.com.au, click on Coffs Harbour in the upcoming relays menu.