Organizers of Relay For Life Erath County are asking the community for help in getting in the spirit of the event.

"We are encouraging everyone to decorate with purple paint, ribbons, pictures, balloons, whatever," said Sarah Ansley, Relay marketing chair. "If it is purple, display it!"

Ansley is asking businesses and residents to show support through Paint the Town Purple, the official color of Relay For Life.

Businesses that decorate their storefront should email Ansley at to enter to win an office-wide lunch for best decorations.

The opening ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Henderson Junior High's Lem Brock Field. Thirty-eight teams will walk all night to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event ends at 6 a.m. Saturday.