More than 150 volunteers recently stood up to cancer by participating in the annual Relay for Life charity walk at Alfred State College.
The yearly event raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event featured a superhero theme, with teams participating in the theme lap dressed as superheroes, as well as taking part in a costume contest and superhero trivia.
According to Coordinator of Student Activities Brittany Richards, the Relay for Life club adviser, the 2019 Relay for Life was a great success, as the 16 participating teams raised $11,003, which surpassed the Relay committee’s goal of $10,000.
“I am so proud of every student on the Relay for Life Committee,” she said. “So much work goes into planning and executing such a big event and they are the main force driving it. A big thank you to Michael Murray for all of his help in the event, as well as our student chairwoman, Jennie Bowen. The event had so much energy through all 12 hours and it was thanks to all of the students who attended and helped us raise so much for the American Cancer Society.”
Richards noted that the committee is still collecting donations online and in person in case anyone would still like to contribute. For more information on how to donate, contact Richards at 607-587-4075 or at RicharBE@alfredstate.edu.