Adelphi University’s second
Relay for Life fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society officially launched
on November 28, 2012. Students and faculty came together for the Kick-Off rally
to encourage everyone on campus to sign up for Relay, join a team, and learn
about this life-saving event. The annual relay helps to promote cancer
awareness and raises money for cancer patients and research. Relay for Life at
Adelphi will take place on April 5, 2013, but registration starts now. The
Kick-Off successfully used games and music to gain people’s interest and
resulted in more than 100 Adelphi students and faculty registered. Those who
signed up received Relay for Life bracelets; those who chose to be team
captains were also given Relay for Life sunglasses. Participants raise funds
throughout the year and on the night of the event. The event is open to the
entire community and other activity events will be planned leading up to Relay
in April 2013.
Relay for Life, the world’s
largest grassroots fundraising movement, mobilizes communities throughout the
country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost,
and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools,
faith-based groups, and people from all walks of life-all aimed at furthering
the American Cancer Society’s vision of creating a world with less cancer and
for Life of Adelphi University is an annual
overnight event where the campus community can honor and celebrate the lives of
cancer survivors and victims. Cancer doesn’t sleep, and neither will we until
we find the cure. Teams take turns walking or running around a track to raise funds to
fight cancer. Cancer survivors from the University and community take the first
lap of the night. A highlight, the emotional luminaria ceremony honoring those
affected by cancer. Lighted
bags represent those who have lost their battle against cancer or who are still
fighting. During the ceremony, all teams, participants and volunteers take a
lap together and remember those affected by the terrible disease. Last year,
Adelphi University attracted more than 600 people to the all-night walkathon
and raised more than $43,000—well
above the $25,000 goal-for the American Cancer Society.
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life reminds us that those lost to cancer
will never be forgotten and that those who face cancer will always be
supported. More than anything, it makes us hopeful that one day cancer will be
eliminated for good.
To register for Relay for
Life at Adelphi, please visit http://events.adelphi.edu/newsevent/adelphis-relay-for-life-2013
About Adelphi University:
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with
excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of
active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and
programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced
Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business,
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of
Nursing and Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and
graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults.
Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and
45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in
Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896,
maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional
preparation and active citizenship.
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