Waynesburg University’s Colleges Against Cancer club will host its ninth annual Mini Relay for Life Sunday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the University’s Johnson Commons. The public is cordially invited to attend the event and participate in the myriad of activities scheduled throughout the day.
Mini Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which also serves to promote awareness about cancer and honor cancer survivors and those who have lost their lives after battling the disease. According to Kelley Hardie, assistant dean of Student Services, the money raised will benefit programs in Greene County such as cancer research, Road to Recovery, cancer prevention and others.
The theme of the Mini Relay is “Relay Around the World.” Activities new to the event this year include a balloon artist and a magician. The day will also feature an opening ceremony, karaoke, choir and dance performances and survivorship hour.
“[Mini Relay] is a great way to educate, promote awareness and honor survivors and lost loved ones,” said Hardie.
Hardie said the fundraising goal for this year’s event is $20,000, which can be reached through online fundraising done by the various relay teams in addition to money raised during the event itself.
The 2016 Mini Relay for Life officers are:
- President: Nicole Zimmel, a senior early childhood education major from Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (Slippery Rock Area High School)
- Vice President: Allison Cote, a junior early childhood education major from Brewer, Maine (Brewer High School)
- Survivorship Chair: Megan Bayles, a senior public relations major from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania (Carmichaels Area School District)
- Event Chair: Makayla Vidosh, a senior early childhood education major from Gallaway, Ohio (Hilliard Bradley High School)
- Online Chair: Chelsey Withers, a junior public relations and communication major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (North Hills High School)
- Fundraising Chair: Samantha Christensen, a junior biology pre-med major from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania (Alpha Omega Academy)
- Education Chair: Kristen Wilson, a senior secondary chemistry education major from Washington, Pennsylvania (Washington High School)
For more information, contact Hardie at email@example.com or 724-852-3461.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
724.852.7675 or firstname.lastname@example.org