SHELTON (VIDEO) — A big crowd was on hand at Shelton’s Kneeland Park Saturday for the American Cancer Society’s 20th annual Relay for life in Shelton. The Relay for Life raises money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

The event remembered loved ones lost, while honoring survivors and their caregivers. Live music played throughout the day along with food vendors and fun activities for all involved.

13 teams participated helping raise more than $20,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Shelton Relay for Life co-founder Gerry Apple says the event helps educate the community about cancer prevention.

"Unfortunately, cancer does not discriminate," said Apple. "It just doesn't."

The 12-hour event closed with a Luminaria Ceremony honoring loved ones lost, and those still fighting the disease.

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