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Participating in Penn’s 7th Annual Relay For Life: March 26-27
March 23, 2010, Volume 56, No. 26


Relay for Life

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. The event is held at Penn overnight on Franklin Field and participants form teams that take turns walking around the track all night to symbolize that cancer never sleeps. The event includes food, games, live entertainment, and celebrations. This year’s event is scheduled for March 26-27 from 8 p.m. through 8 a.m.

The 2009 event had over 1,800 participants and raised over $135,000. It was the largest collegiate Relay in the state and fifth largest in the nation. Come join Penn students, faculty members, and residents of West Philadelphia. The Relay For Life Planning Committee is especially interested in inviting faculty and staff to this year’s event. The involvement of the faculty and staff will greatly enhance this event, making it one of the few campus events that involves the entire Penn community at-large. It is a family-friendly event and children are encouraged to attend as well. We currently have 1,215 participants registered and have already raised over $37,000! We encourage you to consider forming a team with your colleagues, joining the Penn Faculty and Staff Team, stopping by the event, or donating online at www.relayatpenn.org. Please help us reach our goal of 2,000 participants and $180,000 raised. If you (or someone you know) is a cancer survivor, we’d like to honor and celebrate you at our event. Contact Shannon Ridge at pennrelaysurvivorship@gmail.com to find out how survivors can become involved in this year’s Relay. For more information on Relay For Life, visit www.relayatpenn.org. Questions? Contact pennrelayforlife@gmail.com

—Andrea Cestaro and Michele Lewkowitz, 2010 Event Chairs, Relay For Life at Penn

Almanac - March 23, 2010, Volume 56, No. 26