This Thursday, Relay For Life of Penn State is taking over the first and ground floors of the HUB for their annual birthday party celebration.
The American Cancer Society, where Relay For Life funds are donated, is considered the “official sponsor of more birthdays,” so each year, Relay decides to help celebrate. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., tables will be set up with games, prizes, and, of course, birthday cake. A DJ will be playing music all day and there will be student performances periodically. At 1 p.m., the Relay Overall Committee and captains will be singing “Happy Birthday” to honor the 11 million cancer survivors that will have another birthday this year.
A variety of Relay t-shirts will be sold for $10, and official Relay State Shades will be sold for $7. In addition, anyone can purchase a paper bag for the Luminaria ceremony that happens every Relay weekend for just $5.
The Technology committee released a video about the event that can be seen here.
Thursday night, from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m., the Phyrst will be hosting a fundraiser to continue the celebration. All proceeds from cover charges, which will be $3 that night, will be donated to Relay For Life of Penn State. In addition, they’ll be dying their beer pink to show awareness for breast cancer.
Relay For Life of Penn State currently has over 75 teams signed up and has raised over $17,000. Student groups and organizations, as well as members of the Centre County community, are encouraged to form teams for Relay weekend which will be April 13-14 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
I'm a 2013 Penn State alum with a B. A. in Public Relations as well as minors in History and Communications Arts and Sciences. I am proudly from Neptune, NJ and talk about it at any opportunity possible. I love college basketball and am a big fan of Penn State Basketball, as well as their official student section, Nittany Nation. I'm a big supporter of Relay For Life of Penn State as well as THON and Coaches vs. Cancer.