EL CERRITO -- A kickoff meeting for this year's El Cerrito Relay for Life will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Vista Room at Mira Vista Country Club, 7900 Cutting Blvd.

The free event will have refreshments, games and information about how to get involved in the local version of the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

There will be chances to win prizes, and opportunities to speak with a local Nobel Prize winner and to sign up or donate to this year's relay, a 24-hour event that will be held later this year at Cerrito Vista Park.