More than 400 faculty, staff, students and community members came together on Saturday, April 6 for the University of Mary Washington’s annual Relay for Life. The all-night event, aimed to raise awareness and funds for cancer research and to celebrate cancer survivors, raised more than $46,000.
“UMW’s Relay for Life 2013 was more than just a magnificent night of celebration, remembrance and fighting back against cancer,” said junior Katie Sue Van Valkenburg, a member of the student Relay for Life planning committee. “Relay for Life represents a full year of dedication to helping such a worthy cause.”
Relay for Life, a movement of the American Cancer Society, has raised more than $4 billion in its 28-year history and includes community fundraising walks in more than 20 countries. UMW’s Relay for Life team is accepting donations toward its goal of $54,000 at www.relayforlife.org/umwva.