Walking for a cure

James E. McLeod (right), vice chancellor for students, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and a cancer survivor, walks the lead lap with other cancer survivors in the annual Relay for Life March 5-6 at Francis Field. Nearly $260,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society during the 12-hour event that began at 6 p.m. March 5 and ended at 6 a.m. March 6. Joining McLeod in the lead lap were (from left) sophomore Kyle Newton, freshman Briana Keightley, sophomore Jordan Wagner, freshman Annie Wallentine and junior Eric Teng. A cold, rainy night led to a lower turnout than last year’s event that was held inside the Athletic Complex, but this year’s relay still raised more money than last year’s total of approximately $180,000.