“The American Cancer Society Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.” – Why We Relay
Approximately 4 million people from over 20 countries participate in Relay for Life in a given year. Since Relay for Life’s establishment in May 1986, nearly $5 billion has been raised towards the fight against cancer. It is with organizations like this that every person can make a difference. Whether you become a team leader, help fundraise, or just attend the Relay for Life event itself – every dollar matters.
Throughout the year, teams here at the University fundraise for the fight against cancer. Larger events are thrown, like “Concert for a Cure,” to engage students and other University members. However, you personally can get more involved by becoming a team leader or by joining an already established team! Click here for more information on UVa Relay Teams and how to get involved.
This year’s spring event will be held from 6PM April 15th, 2016 to 6AM April 16th. At this event, teams have onsite fundraisers, entertainment performances every hour (such as a cappella, dance productions, and improv shows), great food, “Relay Olympics,” and more!
Registration for the spring event is $10; however, if you raise $50 by October 5th you will receive a free “Hope Lives Here” t-shirt (logo pictured to the side).
Please like the University’s Relay for Life Facebook page to follow upcoming events!
Remember fourth-years, walking a lap at Relay for Life is on the list of things to do before you graduate – hope to see you all there!
By Mackenzie Swan, Staff Writer