The signs are up around Maitland and the team is working hard to ensure the 2019 Maitland Relay for Life is the best relay yet.
The Maitland event will run overnight again this year and Cancer Council is encouraging teams to get together and support Maitland's biggest sleepover.
The 16th annual Maitland Relay for Life will take place on September 28 and 29.
Relay for Life helps fund programs and services that Cancer Council delivers locally, such as transport to treatment, home help and financial support.
"Relay for Life is such an important event on the local calendar, not only for fundraising for Cancer Council, but also to show support to those on their journey, and remember loved ones lost," Cancer Council Upper Hunter community relations coordinator Clint Ekert said.
"It is such a moving event for everyone involved and to be able to sit back at the end and say that you were involved in supporting local people on their cancer journey is an amazing feeling."
Marcellin Park at Lorn will once again host the Cancer Council fundraiser.
"We are so grateful for the support of the Maitland Blacks in again allowing us to use their venue, without a great area like this we would struggle," Mr Ekert said.
Relay for Life is an event the whole community can get behind, not just those who have had a cancer experience.
Maitland Relay for Life chairperson Natalie Anderson got involved to help her community fight back against cancer and said she feels she is making a difference.
"I got involved through being a team captain," Ms Anderson said. "It is such an amazing experience that you cant describe."
Ms Anderson leads a small but dedicated committee of volunteers who meet to organise the event in the lead up.
Registrations are now open for Maitland Relay for Life and can be done online at www.cancercouncil.org.au/maitlandrelay.