Annual Relay for Life benefits American Cancer Society

By Sara Birse ’20

Salve Regina will host its fourth annual Relay for Life, a day-long event that aims to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society, on Saturday, Oct. 14. All members of the University community are welcome to participate.

By taking part in Relay for Life, “participants can feel a sense of pride knowing that by participating they are not only helping put an end to cancer, but they’re also honoring and supporting the family and friends of those who have suffered from this awful disease,” said event lead Megan McCue ‘19.

From noon to 7 p.m. on the Wakehurst lawn, teams of students, faculty and staff will walk or run laps to honor survivors, caregivers and those who have lost their lives to cancer. Teams will have at least one team member walking or running at all times for the duration of the event.

A number of activities will take place throughout the day, including:

  • A demonstration by the Shotokan Karate Club
  • Performances from the American Sign Language Club and Pitches with Attitude
  • Music provided by WSRU Seahawk Radio
  • Food and raffle prizes

Individuals and teams may register through the Relay for Life website or in person the day of the event. There is a $10 registration fee per participant, and those wishing to make additional donations to the American Cancer Society may do so through the Relay for Life website.

Relay for Life fundraising supports the American Cancer Society’s mission to help people stay well through early detection and prevention, get well once diagnosed through a variety of programs and services for cancer survivors and their caregivers, and find a cure for cancer through groundbreaking research.

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