Relay For Life to be Held This Weekend at Medlar Field

The 9th annual Penn State Relay For Life is being held this weekend at Medlar Field. The 24 hour walk-a-thon will benefit the American Cancer Society. The Penn State Relay for Life has already raised over $100,000 — shattering last year’s total of $69,600.

To start off the event at 2 p.m., men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers will speak during the opening ceremony. Then anyone who has survived cancer will be honored, and they will walk the first lap of the event alone to celebrate their victory.

After the first lap, every team must have one member walking at all times during the 24 hours. Wondershop Showdown will kick things off for the first performance of the event and at 3:30 p.m. eight girls will be donating their hair on stage.

At 8:30 p.m. is a Luminaria ceremony. Luminaria are paper bags decorated to honor loved ones who have battled cancer. The bags are lit and lined around the infield. During this ceremony, Jay Paterno will speak about losing loved ones to cancer.

At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, the closing ceremonies will begin and the total will be revealed.

Other events throughout the event include bake sales, games, movies, and karaoke.

Registration will be at noon on Saturday, and you can check as well as their Twitter for updates about their total and the event.

Go State, Beat Cancer!

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