You may or may not know what Relay for Life is, but it is an event that takes place annually on campus. This year the event will be taking place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00pm. Relay for Life celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those we have lost, and gives everyone the chance to fight back against cancer. Special activities, ceremonies, and entertainment make it a fun and moving experience. In past years, we have had several sports teams, social clubs, and social houses make teams for the event and we would love to have you do so with as many faculty and staff as possible! Since teams are required to get community service hours in, we find that Relay is a great way to get involved. You don’t have to attend for the entire day- stopping by for a little while to walk on behalf of the faculty/staff team, and enjoy some music or food is more than enough. We will be having a variety of groups perform throughout the day, like Mischords and Riddim, amazing food catered by several restaurants in town, with activities like henna and face painting. It is a kid-friendly environment and we encourage all families to come!
We are also looking for cancer survivors to participate in our event. Survivors are the most important part of it all, and honoring them is integral to the Relay for Life mission statement. If there are any survivors on campus who are comfortable and available to do so, we would love to have you be a part of our Relay experience and invite you to our survivor dinner. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions.
There are still ways to be a part of Relay without coming to the actual event if you cannot make it. By starting a team, you can fundraise money that still goes to the cause, and let friends and family know so that they can donate to the cause under your team’s name. In fact, the first faculty/staff or admin that registers a team with 6 participants will win a Hibachi Grille that comes in a Relay for Life pull cooler.
If you are interested, you can register at the following link, and let your team members know so that they can join in and donate:
Please contact us via email if you have any questions. Thanks so much, and we hope to see you at the event!
All the best,
The Relay for Life Committee