SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- A piece of blue tape on Krystyna Smith's wrist was the only sign that the smiling, dancing girl has spent her entire life battling cancer.
At age 6, she is an inspiration to everyone she meets.
"Krystyna represents why we absolutely cannot stop fighting for a cure," Holly Morgan Frye said.
For eight years, Frye has organized a Relay for Life at Shepherd University.
On Friday at 4:30 p.m., she and her army of student volunteers kicked off this year's celebration of cancer survivors.
Shepherd's Relay for Life has grown exponentially in its short history, Frye said.
The first year, participants raised $5,000, she said.
"We thought we conquered the world that night," she said.
Frye said the goal Friday was to raise $80,000.
Relay for Life at Shepherd is the largest university relay in the state of West Virginia, said Barbara Henry, American Cancer Society community manager.