YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The “Paint the Town Purple” tradition started six years ago and Yorktown Relay for Life collects thousands annually from passing motorists who spare whatever they can to volunteers holding purple boots or buckets. The day prior, Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli, literally painted the road purple.

Many Yorktown businesses also caught the purple fever, by tying a purple balloon to the door or painting a store window with a purple design.

The Relay for Life event will be held June 10 at Jack DeVito Field, where survivors, their families and the general public will unite under the common goal of one day finding a cure for cancer.

To join in the fight, visit relayforlife.org/yorktownny.