Relay For Life brings together teams from around the Xavier community, local businesses and families for camaraderie, food, music and entertainment and a night under the stars. Team members take turns walking or running on a track located on the green space in front of the Gallagher Student Center. At 10:00 p.m. on Friday, there will be a luminaria ceremony honoring those who have suffered from cancer.
The goal of this year’s relay is to have more than 33 teams and raise more than $35,000 for the American Cancer Society. Participants have a chance to win prizes and giveaways. Participants can pay a $10 registration fee to either a team or at the American Cancer Society meeting. Full teams may enter for a $100 registration fee. Cancer survivors pay no fees to participate in the relay.
“Relay is much more than a walk around a track," says Katie Godby from Xavier’s Relay For Life. "It is a time to remember those lost to cancer and celebrate those who have survived."
The American Cancer Society is the leading nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.