Members of Team Chad's Champions are gearing up for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the 24-hour walk on May 4 and 5 at Johnny Carson Park. The walk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and ends at 9 a.m. Sunday.
Team Chad's Champions was created to walk in support of Chad Becken, the son of Don and Susie Becken, of Burbank. Chad Becken lost his battle with colorectal cancer last year. He was 37 years old.
Don and Susie Becken, Chad's parents, continue to help raise funds and awareness of colorectal prevention, early detection, treatment and patient support, Susie Becken said.
"Knowing Team Chad's Champions will help make a difference leaves me hopeful and proud," she said. "I want a world with less cancer and more birthdays. There is no finish line until we find a cure."
Chad's employer, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, is part of the team and had a bake sale in March to raise funds for the Relay for Life. The final total raised was $1,282.98.