Gannon to Host Relay for Life

Posted: April 25, 2012

Some 200 Gannon students, faculty and staff will participate in the University’s annual Relay for Life, to be held Friday, April 27.

Gannon’s Relay for Life will begin at 1 p.m. on the field adjacent to the Carneval Athletic Pavilion, 130 West 4th St.

Dr. Keith Taylor, president of Gannon University, and Dr. Linda Fleming, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, will offer welcoming remarks.

Rev. George Strohmeyer, vice president for Mission and Ministry and university chaplain, then will lead the participants in an opening prayer.

The Relay will include a “Survivorship” ceremony at 5 p.m., a “Fight Back” ceremony at 7 p.m. and a Luminaria ceremony at 9 p.m. The last lap will begin at 11 p.m.

Organizers are hoping to raise $23,000 for the American Cancer Society. Nearly 20 teams of walkers will participate. Each walker was encouraged to raise $100.