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Relay For Life at SU Raises Over $40,000

Relay For Life at SU Raises Over $40,000

By SU Public Relations

SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury University community came together to raise more than $40,000 for cancer awareness, research, services and education at the 23rd annual SU Relay For Life.

More than 500 students participated in the event, which opened with an emotional speech from Austen Cave, an SU student and cancer survivor, who shared his journey.

At dusk, the luminaria ceremony remembered all those who lost their battle and celebrated those still fighting.

Team and individual contests and games filled the evening with laughter and competition as the SU men’s and women’s swimming teams won the “Relay Rival” competition.

Zumba, line dancing, live music from student bands Housing Co. and Too Dance to Drunk, haircuts with donations to cancer patients, and clubs and organizations raising money and awareness at their campsites that lined the track carried on throughout the evening.

Through a partnership between Relay For Life, the SU President’s Office and TidalHealth, donations were accepted for Cancer Care Kits, which include items to help with the physical and mental strains of fighting the disease. Girls on Top of the World at SU collected the most items for the initiative. Donations are still being accepted in the President’s Office and Center for Student Achievement.

For more information on the event, visit SU’s Relay for Life webpage.

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