Relay for Life to be held in Manley Fieldhouse on 21 April

The annual event hopes to raise thousands of dollars for to go towards cancer patients and research in the Syracuse University area

Relay for Life,¬†presented by Crouse Hospital, will return to the Syracuse campus on 22 April. The annual event is the “signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society” and aims to not only raise money for cancer research but also strives to act as a support system for families affected by cancer.

The American Cancer Society is a national organization that strives to continue research to cure cancer, a decades-long¬†fight that can only be shortened by donations like those raised by Relay for Life to conduct research. The ACS also provides treatment and support to those with cancer and their families. The organization has “invest $4.5 billion since 1946,” according to their website.

Relay for Life will be from 6pm on Friday 21 April until 6am on Saturday 22 April, with various special ceremonial laps around the track and a Luminaria Ceremony, a ceremony that honors loved ones lost to cancer and “provide support” to those who are going through the effects of cancer. Other highlights of the event include performances from various organizations on campus such as the Orange Belly Dancing Troupe at 8:45pm.

Organizers of Relay for Life at SU aim to raise $100,000 for the American Cancer Society. With three days left, participants have raised approximately $71,600.

To participate in Relay for Life, students, faculty, and staff must register here.

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