Relay For Life Breaks Record!

“Through sleet and snow, Penn State students didn’t stop showing their passion for the cause. Because of that passion, Penn State’s Relay for Life was an incredible success,” said Sponsorship Overall Eric Singer after Saturday’s Relay for Life closing ceremony. Countless laps, 24 hours, an El Nino-esque weekend, and $101,273 later, Penn State’s 2010 Relay for Life did in fact earn the right to be called an “incredible success.”

Though the path was a bit rocky, spirits were high throughout the entire weekend. Walkers and supporters alike were kept entertained by numerous bands, tailgate games, car bashing, and the occasional henna tattoo. The Luminaria and an emotional collection of speakers were sure to keep participants in check of the true meaning of the Relay–hope.

Dozens of tents lined the tracks, housing walkers from the freezing Friday night. Thankfully, the weather cooperated all Saturday, setting the perfect stage for the final stretch of laps and grand total reveal.  The year-long effort for the American Cancer Society wrapped up Saturday afternoon. The record breaking $101,273 not only shatters last years earnings, but sets the bar extra high for next year.

From everybody at Onward State, Congratulations, Penn State Relay!

[Photo Credit: Kari Haffelfinger]

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