Students seek to raise money and awareness for cancer research
This year 33 teams are participating with a goal of $33,000
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life takes place on campus beginning on Friday, April 18, at 6:00 p.m. and continuing through Saturday, April 19, at noon. The event celebrates cancer survivorship and raises funds for cancer research, education, advocacy and service. The theme for this year’s 18-hour event is “Holidays,” with each team representing a different holiday. Activities throughout the Relay are incorporating the theme, such as a New Year’s countdown to finish one of the laps, an Easter egg hunt, and other fun ideas.
The goal of this year’s relay is to have at least 33 teams participate and to raise at least $33,000 for the American Cancer Society. Participants have a chance to win prizes and giveaways. Individuals can participate for a $10 fee and teams can enter for a $100 registration fee. Any cancer survivors wishing to participate pay no fees.
"Relay For Life is about celebration, remembrance and hope,” says Jackie Hendrickson, publicity chair. “It offers members of the community a chance to come together and honor those that have been affected by cancer and strive for further research."
To learn more about Xavier’s Relay for Life or to donate or sign up, visit http://events.cancer.org/RFLxuOH.