UMass Dartmouth students organize Relay For Life event for April 23

Hundreds of students, families, and community members to participate in event raising funds toward American Cancer Society

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Relay For Life is a global movement which directly benefits the American Cancer Society, raising much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

UMass Dartmouth’s annual Relay For Life event will take place this Saturday April 23, from noon to midnight, at the University’s main campus quad. Hundreds of students, families and community members will take part in the Relay Event organized by the University’s student-led Relay For Life Committee.

Participants are encouraged to register for the event in teams, who they will spend the duration of the event with taking turns walking around a quarter mile path. Relay For Life has several ceremonies throughout the event to honor survivors and their caregivers, and commemorate those who were lost. There will be dozens of games and activities for all ages throughout the event as well, including a silent auction, a scavenger hunt, BINGO and sunset yoga. Cancer survivors are invited and encouraged to attend the event to be honored for their bravery, and will be thanked with a luncheon, special ceremony and dedicated lap.

Relay For Life is a global movement which directly benefits the American Cancer Society, raising much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. Relay events held across the country and around the world are focused on supporting funding and other initiatives surrounding research, education, advocacy, and patient services. Thus far, 25 teams made up of 330 participants have raised more than $19,000. Registration for this Saturday’s Relay event is still available to UMass Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff, as well as, members of the general public. Fundraising will continue through the end of July 2016.

Those interested, can register for Relay For Life at UMass Dartmouth, please visit www.relayforlife.org/umassdartmouth.


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