The opening ceremonies for Salisbury University’s 13th Relay For Life featured a surprise announcement from Dr. Dane Foust, vice president of student affairs: The campus event has raised over $1 million for the American Cancer Society, since it started in 2002.
This year some 70 teams representing over 1,500 SU students, faculty, staff, families and community members took part in Relay, held April 25-26 and co-chaired by students Meagan Marziani and Amanda VanCleemput. So far, teams have added over $106,000 to the prior cumulative total, bringing SU’s total donations to over $1,040,000.
Community manager Debbie White said, “I’ve worked beside outstanding SU students for many years through Relay. These are the youth we don’t hear enough about; the ones who commit to a cause and give hundreds of hours of planning and hard work. These are the youth who care about this community’s future and the future of the world – a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”
SU’s Relay is consistently among the top collegiate Relays in the nation. Donations are still being accepted. To contribute, visit the SU Relay website: www.relayforlife.org/sumd.
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