Some came to Huntington Central Park from other parts of Orange County. Some drove for hours from places like Bakersfield. Some even came from out of state.
But they all came with a common goal in mind: beating cancer.
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Huntington Beach lasted from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday.
By noon Saturday, teams of participants sporting matching shirts filled the park, walking to raise funds for loved ones who either beat or are fighting cancer, or those who lost their lives to the disease.
There were also activities like dancing and singing, and a handful of tents were set up for those who planned on spending the night.
Kerrie Cabral, 34, joined her family and friends from Seattle. The family members, all wearing T-shirts that read "Anna's Angels," had planned on staying the night.
Cabral said this was her and her family's way of supporting her aunt, who lost her battle with cancer, and supporting all those who are fighting or have fought the disease.