Students Prepare for Peace, Love and Relay

William Woods University and Westminster College are partnering again for a second annual overnight Cancer Society Relay for Life. The event celebrates cancer survivors, remembers loved ones lost and fights back against cancer.

 

Composed of students, faculty and staff, teams of 8 to 15 individuals from both campuses will walk, run or roll around the Westminster College Quadrangle for 12 hours.

 

The Relay for Life, scheduled for April 23 and 24 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., will help raise money for cancer research and patient support efforts of the American Cancer Society. The goal is to raise $30,000.

 

“Having participated in two Relay for Life teams, once as a team member and once as a co-captain, I feel that while Relay for Life raises funds, the biggest impact is the one it has emotionally” said Amy Folkedaul, a junior at WWU. “Meeting the cancer survivors, hearing their stories, brings hope to all who go.”

 

Donations for the America Cancer Society will support cancer research, patient services, education and advocacy. Currently 27 teams have signed up. Interested persons can register with their teams online for $10 per person.

 

For more information about the event, visit www.relayforlife.org/wcwwumo or contact Kieri Rose at (602) 540-0054 or American Cancer Society staff partner, Lauren Lineweber, at Lauren.Lineweber@cancer.org or (402) 430-8562.