April 11, 2007
07-056

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations

VSU Hosts Relay for Life

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University will host a Relay for Life from 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, until 7 a.m. Saturday, April 14 on the university’s front lawn.

The event will be student run and open to the entire VSU community. Free food will be available for participating teams, each of which should have a themed tent and a method of fundraising event at the tent. Cancer survivors are encouraged to walk in the opening ceremony starting at 7pm. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, a student relay committee has set a goal of $50,000.00. Approximately $20,000.00 has been recorded to date.

Relay for Life is the signature event for the American Cancer Society. It offers communities an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer through an overnight relay event. Teams of people from all walks of life enjoy the events that raise awareness of cancer prevention as well as funds for cancer research.

To participate in the VSU Relay for Life, form a team, or dedicate a luminary at the VSU relay, visit www.acsevents.org/vsurelay or contact John Wright, assistant director of Student Life, at (229) 333-5674.