"When You Wish Upon A Star, A Cure For Cancer Isn't Far" is the
theme of Gannon University's Relay for Life on Saturday, May 3 from
10 a.m. to 10 p.m., rain or shine, at Gannon University Field, 430
The event, a popular fundraiser for the American Cancer Society,
gets underway with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. A ceremony
honoring cancer survivors is at 11:30 a.m. and a "Fight Back"
ceremony at 1 p.m. The climax of the day will come after dark when
luminary candles will be lit to remember those who were lost to
cancer, at 8:45 p.m.
The event is a popular campus project, said Gannon Relay for
Life organizer Whitney Douglas, a junior physician assistant major
from Morrow, Ohio. "We have a club on campus and we spend all year
preparing for this event."
The preparation is necessary because the Gannon event offers
more than the usual Relay format of walking laps, though that is
still the centerpiece of the event.
On-site fundraisers involving nine Gannon University clubs and
associations will be part of Saturday's event. The events and their
associated organizations are:
Fundraising has been going on all year long; a sale of t-shirts
for the event sold 190 shirts and raised $1,400 for the American
Douglas expects 250-300 participants, many of whom will be
cancer survivors, and the public is invited to participate.
Registration will be available at the event and online