Relay for Life Continues PSU’s Fight Against Cancer
Hard to believe it’s been 24 days since the THON overall committee announced its record-breaking total of $9,563,016.09 after almost a year of fundraising, canning and 46 hours of dancing for funds and awareness for the battle against pediatric cancer.
However, cancer does not stop after THON weekend and neither should the fight against it.
Relay for Life of Penn State gives students the opportunity to continue their efforts, celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, and remember loved ones lost. The event will be held on April 8th and 9th at the Penn State Agricultural Fields on Orchard Road. This year’s theme is “Wish Upon a Cure”.
Students can still participate in Relay For Life by registering a commitment fee of $10 per person and setting a personal goal, recommended at $100. You can raise the goal if you like. (My team’s goal is $500.)
Teams of 25 can create their own fundraisers and adopt a survivor, which has the same idea as having a THON family, or a virtual survivor (for a person diagnosed with cancer who cannot physicaly attend Relay Weekend).
Even if your team does not meet the goal, the team can still participate.
Relay for Life also organizes other events so if you do not want to have a team, you can participate by donating. Two of Relay’s upcoming events are PEE-ce Out Bladder Cancer 5K on March 19th and Relay Skate on March 20th .
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