Over 200 community members and students recently participated in the annual Relay for Life at Alfred State College to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
This year’s theme for the event was “Lights, Camera, Relay.” Each of the 23 teams that participated focused on a different movie or TV show, which brought out costumes, props, and plenty of spirit in support of the Relay cause.
“We put a lot of hard work and hours into bringing this project to life, and it is always a great feeling when the students and community get involved,” said Alison Norton (interdisciplinary studies, Greene), a Relay committee member and the event’s social media representative.
Students from both Alfred State and Alfred University, as well as local community members came ready to relay for 12 hours with a fundraising goal of $20,000. Altogether, 23 teams were able to surpass that goal.
Event committee member and participant Sarah Travers (architecture, Pittsford) said, “As someone who has several family members and close friends affected by cancer, it is heartwarming to know that the survivors and caregivers are not alone.”
Krystal Perlman, Relay for Life club adviser and Help Desk coordinator, said, “It was wonderful to see Hornell-area and AU participants alongside all of our Alfred State teams.”