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By The Weekly Staff | April 27, 2018 | Feature Photo, Features

Relay for Life

Relay for Life

Gustavus will be hosting its annual relay for life Friday April, 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. in Lund. Come support groups like the American Cancer Society and Colleges Against Cancer.

Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that brings together communities to remember loved ones as well as honor cancer survivors. Relay teams take turns walking a track or designated path as well as set up fundraising efforts by collecting donations. Teams usually have a particular fundraising goal.

For those who have never attended Relay for Life, there are a few things to expect. The event starts off with an opening ceremony, followed by the Survivor Lap. Those who have survived and people who are currently affected by cancer are welcomed to walk the track. Next is the Caregiver Lap, which recognizes people who provided support for those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Teams then begin the celebration. Each team member takes turns walking the track to symbolize that the fight against cancer is ongoing. When teams are not walking, there will be games and other activites for those to participate in. Luminaries are lit after sunset to remember those who have passed away from cancer as well as celebrate survivors. The event ends with the closing ceremony. Volunteers are recognized for their work to support those who have been affected by cancer.

Relay for Life is a time where participants can remember and celebrate loved ones.

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