By: Emily Johnson
May 16, 2014, 11pm
Tallahassee, FL - It was a time of remembrance and celebration for a local Relay For Life.
Friday night started with more than 100 cancer survivors walking around the Florida State University School track for the Leon/Havana Relay For Life. One of those survivors was Jim Geuin.
Geuin battled prostate cancer almost twenty years ago, he's here to let folks know that they too can conquer cancer.
"Being able to support cancer research and all that it entails is pretty important," said Jim Geuin, Prostate cancer survivor.
At the time of his diagnosis, Geuin said, there were a lot of unknowns. " My surgery said that I had a moderately aggressive tumor and a life expectancy was about five years."
Two decades later, he's beating those odds. "So I bought an extra 15 years just because I did the right thing."
"It means a lot because it says to everyone that cancer is not an automatic death sentence," said Harriette Hudson, Leon/Havana Relay For Life.
Relay For Life hopes to raise $100,000 from fundraising and from local businesses who set up around the track with their own themes like Nemo Find A Cure.
"Let everybody know that cancer is with us and we're fighting for a cure, get people excited for awareness," said Lisa Caldwell, Local Relay Family Team.
The local chapter marked it's 21ST year in a row with a 12 hour event running through 7:30 Saturday morning.
Since 1985 Relay For Life has spread to more than 6100 communities across the U.S. It also has become a worldwide event, taking place in more than 20 countries.