Come midnight Friday, Lynette Cochrane - aged 90 and three-quarters - will begin a two-hour walk at Golden Square's Backhaus Oval in support of finding a cure for cancer.
Mrs Cochrane is one of the 45 members of the Domain Village People, just one of the teams contributing to this weekend's Relay For Life in Bendigo.
This year, the team marks its fifth year of participation, while the event itself celebrates 20 years in Bendigo.
The group's organiser Faye Cook said she had participated in Relay For Life in Melbourne for years, and once she moved to the Domain Village at Junortoun, she initially returned to Melbourne to continue.
But then someone suggested she do it here and the team has grown since.
Thirty-five of those who have registered for the Domain Village People will walk during the event and five of them, including Mrs Cook, continue throughout the night.
Members of the team told the Bendigo Advertiser it was the cause - and their personal connections to it, having lost family members and friends to cancer - that drew them back to Relay For Life year after year.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the Domain Village People had raised more than $9500.
As well as raising money for the Cancer Council, Relay For Life is an event at which people can commemorate loved ones who have died, recognise those people who have overcome the disease or are still fighting it, and acknowledge the carers.
This year's event in Bendigo is carnival-themed to mark the 20th anniversary.
People are welcome to register for the relay on the day, or attend to show their support.
Bendigo Relay For Life chair Teresa Jones welcomed in particular any survivors or carers who wanted to take part.
Registrations and check-ins start at 2pm Friday.
The official opening ceremony is at 6.30pm, and will be followed by a lap walked by survivors and carers and a candlelight ceremony from 8pm.
For more information, visit the Bendigo event's Facebook page.
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