Relay for Life
Relay for Life was originally founded in the 1980s by Dr. Gordy Klatt who wanted to raise money for and show support for all of his cancer patients. He did so by staying up for 24 hours straight, running a total of 83 miles and raising over $27,000.
Lucky for you, since then this event has evolved into a team relay event held overnight and helps to raise money for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The College of Pharmacy SSHP Chapter is hosting a team and we would love for you to join! By no means are you required to stay for the entire event, but we will have plenty of room for those of you who want to participate.
The cost of participation is $10 per person, if you would like to participate please sign up on our Google Doc.
Money raised at relay goes to help pay for some basic needs many cancer patients face. ACS gives patients and caregivers places to stay when they are getting care away from home, gives them rides to and from treatment, provides support groups, and even sponsors college scholarships for survivors.
If you are unable to come the day of the event, but would still like to support the cause, you can make a donation to the team.
Lastly, if you would like to honor a family member who suffered from or survived cancer, we will be selling Relay for Life Stars for $3. You can write your loved one's name or something special on the star and we will hang them up on campus until the day of the walk, when we will put them on display at our Relay for Life campsite.