By: Miriam Mealand, Staff Writer
It is almost that time of year again, time to Relay! Colleges Against Cancer club has always devoted their time to raising money and awareness for cancer on Bloomsburg’s campus through various activities. Their biggest event is Relay For Life. It is a twelve hour international event in which students who are involved in different clubs, fraternities, sororities, and individuals can participate in. These students join teams to raise money in support of the American Cancer Society. The goal of each team is to raise as much money as they can.
Last year, Relay For Life raised a total of $25,184. The event starts at 7 P.M. on Apr. 5 and ends at 7 A.M. on April 6. It takes place in the Rec Center. Many activities are planned by Colleges Against Cancer during these hours such as a DJ, Zumba, spirit laps and races. They also will be selling different kinds of food.
Taylor Crossnohere, the head chair of Relay For Life, said that the goal this year is for Relay is to have 54 teams and 15 survivors. They are also trying to raise a total of $27,000 with $15,000 of that online. The theme of this year’s relay is Disney with the slogan, “When you wish upon a cure." Each team picks a different Disney movie, character, or show to decorate their areas with. Relay For Life wants the whole community and campus involved to help raise money. To join a team, contact Briana Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.