8th Annual Relay For Life a Success, Garners National Attention
More than 1,800 participants raised nearly $165,000 for the American Cancer Society.
The 8th annual Saint Louis University Relay For Life was held this past weekend at Robert R. Hermann Stadium. More 1,800 people participated, and currently, nearly $165,000 has been raised for the American Cancer Society, with more donations coming in each day.
Among the participants was the National Relay For Life Advisory Board, as well as the Vice-President of the American Cancer Society, Rueul Johnson.
The Advisory Board chose to attend SLU's event out of the hundreds of collegiate Relay's nationwide, in order to gain valuable insight into the planning and facilitation of a campus Relay For Life by student leaders.
Relay For Life is an annual event held on campus to celebrate survivorship, remember those we have lost to cancer, and empower those who have been touched by it to fight back. To date the SLU community has raised over $1.2 million for the American Cancer Society. Ninety-five persent of these funds have directly supported cancer patients in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
This year's co-chairs were students Abigail Martin (Nursing '11) and Caitlin Higgins (A&S '11).
To learn more about SLU's Relay For Life, please visit www.slurelay.org.