A parent. A sibling. A neighbor. A THON child.
The unfortunate fact is that everyone on this campus has been affected by cancer in some way, shape, or form. Relay For Life of Penn State plans to honor those who have battled it this Thursday at their event in the HUB.
“Everyone Has a Reason to Relay” will be held in the HUB from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday, and will educate students and passersby about Relay For Life. Student organizations are encouraged to create teams and fund-raise for Relay weekend, held on April 13 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
At the HUB event, students can learn about different kinds of cancers, as well as pick up a ribbon representing each one. T-shirts, featured on the Facebook event, will be sold for $10. All proceeds will benefit Relay For Life and the American Cancer Society.
To spark some interest in the event, the Overall Committee, made up of 19 Penn State students, created a video displaying why they Relay.
Anna Ungar, one of the Recruitment and Involvement Co-Overalls explains, “We made the video to show that everyone has been affected by cancer whether directly or indirectly. Through Relay, we can show our support for those who have been affected.”
Ungar also emphasized that cancer doesn’t discriminate by age or gender. The event on Thursday, she hopes, will open up some eyes to see just how many people on this campus have a reason to Relay.