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Relay for Life set for April 8 at Alfred State

Relay for Life set for April 8 at Alfred State

Come join hundreds of Alfred State students next month as they raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society during the college’s annual Relay for Life event.

Held in the Orvis Activities Center gymnasium, the event will take place from noon until midnight April 8. The public is invited to join a team or put their own team together by visiting relay.acsevents.org. 

The theme of this year’s Relay is “Decades.” Participants are encouraged to dress up in clothing worn during different decades from the 1920s until present, with outfits changing on an hourly basis.

“Anyone who attends is encouraged to dress up, but may wear casual clothes or whatever is comfortable,” said Relay for Life Committee public relations rep Jacob Allen, a construction management major from Palmyra. “There will be mini-games every hour to keep everyone involved and active.”

Allen noted that in the past, the Alfred State Relay has been able to raise more than $20,000 in just one year for the American Cancer Society, and that the committee is attempting to set a new record this year, in terms of fundraising and participation.

“Every penny will help,” he said, “so please come down to see what Alfred State is really about, and what we can accomplish together as a community in the fight against cancer.”