Relay campaign wants to ‘kiss cancer goodbye’

Alyssa Stencavage, Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again for the Relay for Life!

The kickoff was held on Tues., Feb. 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Student Union Building, with a theme of “Kiss Cancer Goodbye.”

The main goal at the kickoff was registering teams and participants, and providing people with information regarding fundraising and about what will be going on.

In support of fundraising efforts, a fundraising social took place on Feb. 29 at Red Robin, and there will be others in the next few months at different restaurants.

“This year we have more focused on keeping our events balanced between team development, fundraising, survivorship, and advocacy, which is something that we hope will be visible at the kickoff,” Relay for Life Coordinator Bethany Sharpless said.

There is not much being done differently in preparation for this year’s Relay for Life event, aside from the fact that the relay committee is larger which will hopefully be helpful in trying to work on fundraising efforts. Overall, everything is being led in similar manner.

Relay for Life 2012 will be held from April 28-29 from noon until 6 a.m. Those who are interested are encouraged to sign up.


Click here for more information about Relay for Life at Wilkes.