At the heart of the event was an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have battled cancer, both survivors and caregivers. This year 12 cancer survivors attended the relay. Xavier students also dedicated the event to the memory of the late James E. Hoff, S.J., chancellor and former president of Xavier University. Hoff died July 23, 2004, after a four-month battle with cancer.
The Josh Holmes Band performed while participants walked, donating their time and 50 percent of the profits from merchandise sold at the event.
The Xavier group is still accepting donations for the American Cancer Society. The goal is to raise a total of $35,000.
To make a donation please log on to www.acsevents.org/relay/oh/xu. For more information please contact Jamie Webb at the American Cancer Society at 513 891-1600.