3/26/2009

Sign Up and Walk in the Relay For Life

This year’s Relay For Life will be held on Hartman Green on Friday, April 3, from 5 p.m., through Saturday, April 4, at 5 a.m. The overnight event is held annually to fight cancer and to raise money for American Cancer Society research, education, advocacy and patient services.

“We stay up walking because cancer never sleeps,” said Amanda Loder ’11.

Register to participate in or donate to this important event.

Loder said this year’s Relay for Life has a special meaning to so many students because of the loss of Brian Steffy, associate professor of organization studies, who died of cancer in May 2008.

“This year’s Relay For Life is not only to honor his courageous battle with cancer and all his tremendous accomplishments, but also to celebrate, remember and fight back for all those who we know individually who are affected by this horrible disease,” Loder said.

To date, nearly $16,000 has been raised for the American Cancer Society and 340 students plan to participate in the event.

While Relay For Life raises money to fight cancer, the main focus is to honor cancer survivors. The survivors will participate in a “victory lap” to kick off the event.

“My grandmother is a survivor and she is coming to walk the victory lap,” Loder said.

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