[Photo Story] Relay for Life Raises $114,312.50

One of the philanthropic mainstays of our university was in danger this weekend due to inclement weather, but that didn’t stop Relay for Life for raising $114,312.50 for the American Cancer Society, surpassing last year’s total by more than $10,000.

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The HUB was full of eager participants throughout the 24-hour walk-a-thon ready to raise money for a great cause.

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The High School Musical steps displayed decorations including massive letters spelling out the word hope, an inflatable arch, and numerous signs and logos for the event.

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Upon closer inspection of the memorabilia on the steps, the signs displayed phrases to provide emotional support for attendees.

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Many participants wore street clothing or shirts displaying names of loved ones affected by cancer, but a few individuals dressed in costumes of popular comic book characters.

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Volunteers at the event walked through the crowd holding signs of support.

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The tables in the main concourse were full of creative items for participants to unwind. Signs like this could be found all around the HUB.

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As the event progressed, a makeshift stage located below the stairs in HUB ground floor featured numerous different performers.

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The event also featured memorabilia for purchase including water bottles, sunglasses, stickers, and this adorable teddy bear.

Photo by Sean Gregory
Photo by Sean Gregory

Along the walkway surrounding the HUB, Relay For Life’s signature luminaria bags were set up, decorated with inspiring artwork for those who affected by cancer.

Despite the inclement weather that rolled through State College this weekend, Relay for Life 2016 was a vast success.

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Shawn McGinnis

Shawn is a junior majoring in Telecommunications with a minor in Digital Media Trends and Analytics. He enjoys puppies and only the finest gluten-free cuisine.

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