SU Relay For Life Is Apr. 25
SALISBURY, MD---Since 2002, Salisbury University’s Relay For Life has raised over $900,000 for the American Cancer Society. The goal for this year’s 13th event: push that total toward $1 million.
SU’s Relay is consistently among the top collegiate Relays in the nation, and organizers anticipate another highly successful event. Opening ceremonies for the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser begin 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Maggs Gymnasium. Closing ceremonies are 6 a.m. Saturday, April 26. This year’s theme is “Hope is Music to Our Ears.” SU students Meagan Marziani and Amanda Vancleemput co-chair the event.
Cancer survivors from campus and the greater community are invited to participate in a survivors lap and reception, sponsored by the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc., immediately following opening ceremonies. To register for the survivors lap and other activities, visit www.relayforlife.org/su and click “Sign Up,” then “Walk the Survivor Lap.”
More than 65 teams representing over 1,000 SU students, faculty, staff, families and community members are expected to participate in the 2014 Relay. More than $40,000 has been raised so far, with more expected through the evening of the event. All proceeds benefit cancer research, education, patient services and advocacy programs. Last year’s donations topped $100,000.
“I truly enjoy working with the students who lead the Relay at SU,” said Debbie White, American Cancer Society community manager. “It’s so rewarding to see the growth and maturity in the students who organize this event. Their enthusiasm for Relay and desire to change the face of cancer in our world is inspirational.”
SU has twice been named one of only 20 “Leaders of Hope” by Colleges Against Cancer, an American Cancer Society program that unites college students, faculty and staff from more than 300 campuses in the fight against cancer. SU also was named CAC’s “Rookie of the Year” Relay chapter, and the University’s CAC chapter won a 2008 Outstanding Advocacy Award, one of only six honors given nationwide. In 2011, the ACS honored SU for its “Outstanding Administration Support” of Relay.
The ACS is a community-based organization dedicated to eliminating cancer through efforts such as Relay For Life, which in the past two decades has spread to more than 4,500 U.S. communities and 12 foreign countries.
For more information or to register visit the SU Relay website at www.relayforlife.org/su.