Manuel won't be the only one going to extreme measures to raise money for Relay.
Joan Newhouse Baldwin, 59, will do a 42-mile hike from the WVU Extension Service office in Jackson County to Sissonville High School.
So far she's raised about half of her $1,500 goal.
Baldwin lost four uncles to cancer and her nephew has the illness now, she said.
Last year she did a 55-mile walk for the relay last year. She raised more than $1,500 last year.
Sissonville's event has a separate goal of $40,000, she said.
American Cancer Society services, which are supported through fundraising efforts like Relay, include volunteers to drive cancer patients back and forth from treatments, a program where cosmologists work with cancer patients who are getting used to the side effects of their treatments. ACS also offers a hotline where cancer patients can get advice and information.
The Relay event is geared toward fighting back against cancer, remembering those who have been lost and honoring cancer survivors, Manuel said.
The entire community is invited, she said.
"[You] can come out if you're not on a team and haven't raised money," she said. "You're more than welcome to come. The teams are fundraising that night. We want the community to come experience the event and help the teams in their fundraising efforts."
Baldwin can be reached at 304-549-9903.
For information about Relay, call 304-347-5872.Reach Lori Kersey at lori.ker...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1240.