In its first three years, Philadelphia University’s Relay for Life event raised more than $100,000 in the fight against cancer, and organizers hope to raise another $50,000 at this year’s overnight event.
The fourth annual Relay for Life will take place in The Gallagher Center on Friday, March 30, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting until Saturday, March 31, at 6 a.m. The participating teams will camp out in the gym, and at least one team member will be walking the track at all times. Fun games, entertainment, food and emotionally moving ceremonies will fill the evening.
Organized by the PhilaU chapter of Colleges Against Cancer and sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life brings teams of volunteers together for a 12-hour, overnight event to symbolize how cancer and the fight for a cure never sleep.
Last year’s Relay for Life featured more than 60 teams and 500 participants, raising nearly $50,000 for the fight against cancer. This year, Philadelphia University hopes to surpass $150,000 in total funds raised since the first Relay for Life in 2009.