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Relay for Life by Mentor Mai Mowaswes

by Brianna Luft | Feb 26, 2014

Relay for Life, an event hosted by Colleges Against Cancer, is an opportunity for the entire campus to come together and raise money for cancer research. Fundraising for this occasion begins months before the actual 12-hour event. Individuals, clubs and organizations form teams and put their creative minds together to attract attention to this important cause. In the week leading up to the main event, we color the campus purple to keep the event on everyone’s minds. This leads up to the all-night event! This year, Relay for Life will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 6pm-6am. It will start with a kick-off which includes speakers who remind us why we all come together and then the walking begins! Each team is associated with the theme, which is Mardi Gras this year, and must have at least one person from their team on the track at all times. Each team has a string that they add a bead to every time they walk/jog/run/dance one lap—it’s fun to see how many laps you can get throughout the night! The track is lined with luminarias that represent the lives of those who have been affected by cancer. The teammates that are not going around the track will have the option of running their own table to continue to raise money throughout the night or enjoy all of the other activities that will be offered. In the past there have been inflatable sumo wrestlers, casino tables, delicious bad-for-you-but-good-for-your-soul foods, and, of course, late night dance parties. It’s always a blast! Accept the challenge, see if you can stay up the whole night! 

Have you signed up for relay yet? If not, go to: relayforlife.org/acphsny

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