Bigger and better. That's the goal organizers set every year for Relay for Life, to help fight cancer. However, this year, Relay for Life 2012 has something substantial to help achieve that goal -- a bigger and better spot to welcome the thousands of people who will show up.
This year’s event will mark 21 years of making a difference and raising awareness for victims of cancer.
It's tradition in Kern County to help fight cancer. Ray Scott is part of the executive team of logistics with Relay for Life. He understands the hard work that goes into planning.
"Well what you see going on today is they are building they perimeter all the way around the compound where all the teams will be, and the track is inside for the Relay for Life itself," said Scott.
This year, organizers are pushing for bigger and better. The new site will have 100 acres designated for Relay for Life. That breaks down to 40 acres for the compound and 60 acres for parking. There will be 12,556 parking spaces available on site.
On Tuesday morning, Kern County Supervisors cleared up a controversial issue, which will allow Relay for Life to use the Kern County Fire Department's mobile kitchen to cook food for the event.
On Wednesday, organizers will choose campsites and build tents and fences at the site.