More than 1,000 Coastal Carolina University students and community members were superheroes Friday night.
Their mission: find a cure for cancer.
From 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, they're participating in a Relay for Life.
This year's theme is superhero e s.
Jessica Finne, Relay for Life co-chair , explained the reasoning behind this year's theme.
"Superhero e s, when you think of it as a little kid they're who you want to be. Superman and Batman and all those other superhero e s are really your idol and our cancer survivors are really our idol and its who we work for as we find a cure for cancer," Finne said.
Coastal Carolina University hopes to raise $119,540 in honor of the year CCU was founded, 1954.