Relay for Life

Students from George Washington University and American University got their taxes filed long before the April 15 deadline. They were involved in a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.

Teams raised money from the community and pledged to walk continuously between 7pm of April 15th and 7pm of April 16th. Each team had at least one member walking or running at any given time while the others probably huddled in tents on AU’s quad.

Many of the 60 teams were from George Washington University, followed by other local colleges and universities. There were also a few corporate sponsors and other community organizations sent teams to participate.

The festivities were set off by a survivors walk, where survivors of cancer took the first lap around the quad. Later that evening a lighting ceremony was conducted to remember those that did not survive.

At last count, this year’s relay raised over $55,000 that will go toward the fight against cancer. If you would like to get involved in relays such as these that take place all the time, you can find more information at the American Cancer Society’s website.

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