Relay For Life

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Relay For Life

Community Event to Find A Cure for Cancer.

By Erin Reilly

Quinnipiac’s Relay for Life raised more than $33,000 to fight cancer.

“No matter the number of attendants and no matter the amount of money raised, QU has the chance to come together to raise money to fight this horrible disease,” Liz Monroe, co-chair for Relay for Life, said. “Anything we do has the power to make a difference towards a cancer-free world.”

All of the money will go to the American Cancer Society to fund research and patient care programs.

About 600 people registered for Saturday’s Relay for Life, according to Monroe. The 10-hour event on the quad included a walking marathon, a hair-cutting ceremony, movie screenings, lawn games, music and raffles.

“As a cancer survivor myself and as someone who lost a very good friend of mine to cancer, Relay is extremely important to me,” Lynn Aureli, Relay for Life’s survivorship chair, said.  

Aureli says the walking marathon symbolizes cancer itself.

 

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“Participants form teams with their friends and family and one team member should be walking around the track at all times because ‘cancer never sleeps,’” Aureli said.  

While the main event is over, fundraising for Relay for Life will continue until December 31, according to Monroe.