In just less than two months, Cabrini College will host it’s annual Relay for Life event. Relay for Life started back in 1985, and since then, has grown into a world-wide phenomenon that has raised more than $4 billion towards fighting cancer.
This year, on April 20-21, Relay for Life will begin at 4 p.m. in the Dixon Center.
Senior Kristen Nagle, co-chair, has been actively involved in Relay for Life since her junior year.
“I joined Relay because of the family members and friends that have fought the battle of cancer and how it has impacted their life.,” Nagle said.
Nagle works with Tim Sayles, who has been involved with Relay for Life throughout his four years at Cabrini College. Sayles, a senior social work major at Cabrini, was a team captain his freshman year and co-logistics chair his sophomore year. Last year, he took the position of Committee Co-Chair.
“I stay with Relay because of a friend and family member who have battled cancer.,” Sayles said.
There are a total of 16 other Cabrini students who work alongside Nagle and Sayles on the Relay for Life committee. Each one of them has been working hard to plan an exciting schedule for the night of Relay.
The team has put together fundraisers prior to the event and various activities for students to partake in throughout the evening and into the early morning hours.
Prior to Relay for Life, the committee will host a few fundraisers to go toward the event. Some of those fundraisers will be a So Fun! night and snack stands at Cabrini lacrosse games.
The night of the event, students will be able to participate in tug of war, walleyball, a t-shirt contest and a rave.
Want to help? Visit www.relayforlife.org/pacabrini. Sign up, join a team and most importantly, fundraise.