PORT ORANGE – Port Orange’s Relay for Life, an annual event to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society, will be kicked off at noon on Saturday, April 28 at the City Center Complex, 1000 City Center Circle.

Included in the event will be an 18-hour relay race, an inspirational Survivors’ Lap and a candlelight ceremony, according to Allan L. Ziffra√, president of the Rue & Ziffra law firm, a sponsor of the race.

“We’re excited once again to be a silver sponsor of this event,” Ziffra said. “We have nearly a dozen employees either participating in the race, handing out water to runners or selling pizza and other items to benefit the American Cancer Society.”

Jessica Eckelbarger√, the firm’s marketing director, is serving as captain of the Rue & Ziffra team and invites anyone who isn’t walking with a group to join them in the relay. 

Eckelbarger said the firm’s efforts in 2011 raised more than $4,000 to help fight cancer and they have set a goal of $5,000 for this year’s race.

For more information about the event, call 386-788-7700 or visit

About Rue & Ziffra: 
Founded by John D. Rue and Allan L. Ziffra, the personal-injury law firm of Rue & Ziffra has served the Central Florida community for more than 25 years.  The firm’s commitment to its profession and its clients has earned it a reputation as one of the top personal-injury law firms in Central Florida.  Known for handling everything from automobile and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and social security and disability cases, Rue & Ziffra has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients and their families. With a staff of nine attorneys, the firm maintains offices in Port Orange, DeLand and Palm Coast.  For more information, visit