The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Northern Berkshire will hold a free kickoff event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Freight Yard Pub, 3 Furnace St.

The program will highlight how the community has benefited from funds raised and will honor last year's top fundraisers.

Light refreshments will be provided and there will be a chance to enter into raffles.

Bring a non-perishable canned good to the kickoff event and receive a raffle ticket.

Last year, more than 400 people participated in the Northern Berkshire event and raised close to $100,000.

This year's event is scheduled for May 20-21 at Noel Field Complex.

Visit or to learn more about the event, or contact Stephanie Bosley at 404-327-6560 or