Relay for Life Raises $21,000 to Fight Cancer
March 31, 2009
This year’s Relay for Life event titled “25 Years of Hope” raised more than $21,000 on March 28 and 29. The 18-hour event proved to be a night of inspiration and hope for cancer survivors and friends alike.
Over 50 teams consisting of 10 or more participants filled the gymnasium at Alliance High School to walk the track. Opening ceremony allowed teams to display their enthusiasm and spirit with creatively themed camp-sights and banners. Awards were given to teams for proving their spirit and creativity as well as fundraising skills. Kappa Delta Pi and SNEA won the best camp sight and banner award. FCA team Witness won the most spirited team award and Cosmopolitan Club raised the most money online and at the actual event totaling over $2000.
The luminary ceremony provided an emotional and inspirational time of memory and reverence to cancer survivors and loved ones lost. All participants walked a lap of silence paying tribute to the names displayed on the lighted luminaries surrounding the track.
The remainder of the evening was full of entertainment from the Alliance Show Choir as well as the Mount Union Dance Team and the ever popular “Miss Relay” competition. Games, karaoke and fundraising filled the evening into the early hours of the morning to help keep participants awake and motivated. The event was a success by the college and the surrounding Alliance community.