Quinnipiac University will host its fifth annual Relay For Life walk at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus on April 27-28.
Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, is a walk designed to raise money for cancer patients and research. The Quinnipiac event has raised more than $450,000 since it was established in 2008. More than 4,000 university students, faculty, staff and alumni have participated.
Registration for this year’s event starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 27. The event will kick-off at 6 p.m. with opening ceremonies followed by participants taking part in a survivor lap. A luminaria ceremony, during which lit candles are placed inside white bags in honor of or in memory of a loved one who has battled cancer, will begin at 10 p.m.
The event also will feature a mechanical bull, obstacle course, moon bounce and photo booth.
The event will end at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.
Relay For Life of Quinnipiac University is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to register at www.relayforlife.org/qu.
More than 500 participants, including 10 cancer survivors, representing 84 teams, have already signed up, raising more than $40,000 for this year’s event. This event is open to local cancer survivors and members of the Quinnipiac community.
Organizers hope to raise $115,000 and recruit 900 participants to serve on 115 teams.
In 2011, the American Cancer Society recognized Quinnipiac for finishing third among other colleges and youth events with a student enrollment between 5,000 and 9,999 participants. In addition, Quinnipiac was also awarded the New England Division Acknowledging Survivors and the Pack the Track Award.