The American Cancer Society’s two-day Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. May 11 Concordia College, 171 White Plains Road in Bronxville. The Relay for Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams camp out, picnic, dance, play games and take turns circling around a track “relay” style to raise funds and fight cancer. The event opens as cancer survivors lead the way around the track and are honored with the “survivor lap.” At sunset, luminaria to honor a lost loved ones are lit for a silent ceremony. This is the fifth event in the Eastchester area. Rob Sampogna, who is on the planning committee of the Relay for Life in the Eastchester/Bronxville/Tuckahoe community, said the event has raised over $250,000 for cancer research in the past four years. “We’re hoping to raise our highest amount ever this year, and break the $100,000 mark in a single event. It has come quite a long way from when I started planning our first event back in fall of 2008 hoping to raise a mere $25,000,” he said. He expects more than 300 people to register and anticipates 450 to 500 people to come the day of the event. There are more than 5,200 communities that participate in Relay for Life. To join, call 1-800-227-2345, or visit www.relayforlife.org.