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More than 100 Students Partake in Relay for Life

Published on October 22, 2016

More than 100 Students Partake in Relay for Life

Students from Eastern Connecticut State University came out in force for the 20th year of the Greater Windham Relay for Life, held at Eastern’s Athletic Complex on Oct. 15 and 16. More than 125 students participated alongside 44 community teams and 650 walkers. More than $82,000 was raised by the event for the American Cancer Society.

Several residence halls used this event as their Day of Service, a new initiative of the Office of Housing and Residential Life that challenges residence halls to spearhead a community service event of their choice. Teams from Constitution, Burr, Niejadlik and Winthrop Halls came out to have fun for a good cause.

“We were thrilled to have so many students come to the Relay for Life,” said Kim Silcox, director of the Center for Community Engagement. “We hope to build on this effort for next year and have a big impact on the overall fundraising.”

Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Staffed and coordinated by volunteers, it is a team event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps.

Written by Jolene Potter