Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Students' Relay for Life raises $36,000

Taken from Shippensburg University site:
More than 600 students and others turned out for Shippensburg University's student Relay for Life, raising $36,000 to help battle cancer and to support programs for cancer patients.

Megan Veazey, a senior biology/secondary education major from Easton, said this year's event "really came together," raising $6,000 more than last year despite the dip in the economy. "The people at Ship definitely came out for the event," she said. According to Veazey, the total amount raised won't be known until the end of August, since participants host other fundraisers over the summer.

Veazey first got involved with the event her freshman year, taking on more responsibility each year and was the chair of the whole event this year. "It's a 12-hour walk symbolizing 12 hours in the life of a cancer patient," she said. "It symbolizes the struggles they go through."

Veazey said this year's event included 59 teams of three to 30 members walking to raise money. The recent event ran from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday in the ShipRec Center.

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