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Relay For Life at Seton Hall
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Relay for LifeThe 8th Annual Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held at Seton Hall University on April 11 - 12. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. in the Richie Regan Fieldhouse and is sponsored by the Colleges Against Cancer. There will be food, fun, entertainment, music, and ceremonies to honor those who have been affected by cancer.

Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraiser walk. Teams of people will be camping out in the field house while members of each team take turns walking or running around a track. Specific laps around the track are dedicated to cancer survivors, cancer victims, and caregivers. Relay for Life is an opportunity for members of the community to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, and fundraise to prevent the loss of more lives in the future.

With the help of an advisor, Elizabeth Halpin, Michael Jacobsen, now an alum, brought the Relay for Life Movement to SHU in 2006. At this year's luau-themed walk, there will be a hypnotist, a photo booth, and a caricaturist, as well as several other entertaining activities for attendees. The 2013 Relay for Life event saw over 800 participants, and raised more than $66,000. Each year the popularity of this event grows at Seton Hall as more people in our community get involved in the fight against cancer. Seton Hall's Relay for Life coordinators have set their sights on the goal of organizing 75 teams with a total of over 800 participants raising at least $70,000. Since its start eight years ago, the Seton Hall chapter's Relay for Life event has raised close to $400,000.

This national fundraising event was founded in May, 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt ran and walked around a track in Tacoma, Washington for 24 hours straight to raise money for cancer research. He raised a total of $27,000 towards fighting one of the nation's biggest health concerns. Since its founding, this Relay for Life has become the largest fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The movement has gained supporters worldwide and raised nearly $5 billion to fight cancer.

Colleges Against Cancer at Seton Hall University has raised more than $500,000 for the fight against cancer. The club works diligently to raise awareness among the student body about cancer. Colleges Against Cancer events throughout the year include: Paint the Cafeteria Pink, Strides Walk for Breast Cancer, Battle of the Bands Kick Off, Strike out Cancer with Athletics, Mardi Gras Kick Off, Daffodil Days and Relay for Life.

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

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For more information please contact:
Heath Rossner
(973) 761-9078
heath.rossner@shu.edu

 

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