One of the leading causes of death in the United States is cancer. It can strike at any moment and can come in many forms. While some have won in their battle against the disease, many have unfortunately been lost to its curse. That is why not only should we rejoice in the wins over cancer, but we should never forget those who have lost their lives to it. This is the goal of Relay For Life.
Since 1985, this event has been held annually nationwide and has raised over $5 billion to go towards cancer research. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is hosting its own run this year and is asking anybody and everybody to come and participate to help fight cancer.
The event is being conducted at SNHU on Apr. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. and going until 3 a.m. on Apr. 9. Activities will be held on the green space on campus, with the rain-out locale being the second floor of the dining center.
Throughout the night there will be activities organized and sponsored by participating SNHU clubs, offices, and organizations. These festivities include everything from arts and crafts to a dunk tank.
At different points throughout the run, there will be small ceremonies held to help remind people why they run and to remember those who may have been taken by the disease.
At the time of this publication, there are already 22 groups signed up for the event. Collectively, these teams have raised a collective $9,000 towards cancer research. Donations are always welcome with all proceeds going towards the American Cancer Society.
Everyone is invited to attend and run against one of the hardest things to fight. For information regarding donations, volunteer opportunities, or simply Relay for Life, visit their website at http:// relay.acsevents.org/.
The SNHU community is ready to work together to make this year’s relay for life one of the biggest and most successful events yet.