PhilaU’s Relay for Life Cancer Fundraiser Tonight

Students will walk laps in the Gallagher Athletic Center at Relay For Life.

Students will walk laps in the Gallagher Athletic Center at Relay For Life.

Raising more than $200,000 since 2009, Philadelphia University’s annual Relay for Life will take place Friday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. The American Cancer Society event, organized by the PhilaU chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, works to bring communities together to fight cancer. This marks the first year Relay for Life will be done in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University.

“It’s important for everyone to know that you’re never alone in the fight,” said Taylor Carroll, a second-year health sciences student at PhilaU and Relay for Life co-chair.

Events include cancer survivors sharing their stories, comedian Jessi Campbell performing, games and more. Students will camp out in the Gallagher Athletic Center and walk laps around the gym track to symbolize that the fight against cancer never sleeps.

“We relay in memory of the brave warriors who have gone before us, in gratitude to all of those who fight beside us and in hope for a cancer-free future,” said Louise McShane, PhilaU coordinator for community service and a cancer survivor.

A $10 registration fee includes a wristband for food and beverages throughout the night. Register online here or at the Gallagher Athletic Center before the event. For more info, email philaucac17@gmail.com.

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