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Adelphi Students Out in Force to Raise Awareness and Money to Beat Cancer —Relay for Life Kick-Off
Adelphi University’s second Relay for Life fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society officially launched on November 28, 2012.
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 more birthdays.
Relay 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 luminaria 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.
The 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/
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.