Relay for Life to benefit American Cancer Society

The second annual Relay For Life at the University will be held from 6 p.m. March 20 to 6 a.m. March 21 at Francis Field.

Relay For Life is one of the premier fund-raising events for the American Cancer Society.

Teams of 8-15 people raise money beforehand, and then through the course of the night they have at least one team member walking, jogging or running around the track. In addition, teams decorate campsites, participate in games and activities and enjoy entertainment from student performance groups and outside artists.

The first Relay For Life at the University raised more than $129,000. This year, in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial celebration, organizers hope to have 150 teams raise more than $150,000 while honoring 150 cancer survivors.

“The relay brings together members from all branches of the University community to support individuals battling cancer, celebrate with survivors and remember those who have lost the battle,” said sophomore Kristin Bibee, who is in charge of team recruitment. “The funds raised go directly to the Amer-ican Cancer Society, an organization committed to eliminating cancer through research, advocacy, services and education.”

The team registration deadline is 6 p.m. March 20. Those not on a team can attend for $10, paid at the gate.

For more information, go online to To register and to ask specific questions, e-mail

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