Campus Observes Third Annual Relay for LifeThe third annual Relay for Life at Alma College is a 24-hour event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer and raise money in support of the American Cancer Society.
This year’s fund-raising event, hosted by Alma College’s Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer, takes place from 10 a.m. March 24 to 10 a.m. March 25 in the Stone Recreation Center.
During the event, teams of students, faculty, staff and community members take turns walking or running laps on the track; each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times. A luminaria ceremony memorializes cancer victims.
Alma is the country’s first small liberal arts college to host a Relay for Life and has raised nearly $60,000 for the American Cancer Society over the last two years. Last year, Alma was ranked as one of the top five fund-raising colleges in the nation in its division. The 2006 event attracted 248 participants along with many observers.
For more information, visit the Relay for Life Website.
Posted: Wed, March 21st, 2007 at 9:03AM