Gannon University Hosts Relay For Life
Posted: April 23, 2015
Gannon University's Relay for Life will take place on Friday,
April 24 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Gannon's Recreation and Wellness
Center, 103 W. Fourth St.
The event, a popular fundraiser for the American Cancer Society,
gets underway with a welcome and opening prayer at 1 p.m. At 2:30
p.m., Keith Taylor, Ph.D., Gannon University president, will speak
in support of Relay for Life and make a special presentation. A
ceremony honoring cancer survivors will begin at 5 p.m. and
luminary candles will be lit at 10 p.m. in a ceremony to remember
those who were lost to cancer. The day will conclude with a closing
ceremony at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.
On-site fundraising events and music will on offer throughout
Fundraising has been going on all year long; at press time 12 teams
and 255 participants have raised more than $8,000. Organizers
expect 275-300 participants, many of whom will be cancer survivors,
and the public is invited to participate. Registration will be
available at the event and online here.