WHERE: The Rec Center on campus
WHEN: April 11-April 12
WHO: Bloomsburg University students
Relay for Life has been around for many years, raising large amounts of money every year in hope of one goal: to cure cancer. Individual’s participating in Relay for Life do so for many reasons ranging from supporting loved ones who are currently fighting cancer to honoring loved ones who have lost the battle.
This year, Bloomsburg University’s Relay for Life will be held from April 11 at 6 p.m. to April 12 at 6 a.m. in the Recreational Center for all Bloomsburg University students, cancer patients, cancer survivors, and family.
“The ultimate goal for Bloomsburg University’s Relay for Life is for the community, students, and faculty to have fun while spreading awareness about cancer. We work extremely close with the American Cancer Society to do the best we can to raise awareness and make a difference in finding a cure for cancer. This year’s theme “Wave Cancer Goodbye,” is something we are really passionate about, because cancer never takes a vacation. We raised over $50,000 last year at our relay and are well on our way to raise more than that this year,” said the publicity chair for colleges against cancer at Bloomsburg, Jennifer Comstock.
When attending the relay make sure to bring the following things: extra clothing, money, good walking shoes, and a good attitude! The gym can get hot but it also can be cold so you’ll need to make sure you have clothing with you to change into for the various temperatures of the gym. Each team has some form of fundraiser at the event. So, you’ll want to bring money for goodies that raise money for the American Cancer Society. Some of the goodies available will be buffalo chicken dip, slushies, and baked goods. Make sure you wear shoes that you’ll be comfortable walking miles in. Relay goers take turns walking at all times. Your attitude is such a huge thing at Relay. Come prepared to be good-spirited throughout the night because we’re there to have a great time while raising money!
Schedule of Events:
4:30 pm- Begin set up
5:00 pm- Survivor Dinner
6:00 pm- Opening Ceremony/Survivor Lap
7-9 pm- Hip Hop for Hope with Hidi (aerobics room)
8:00 pm- Water Pong Tournament (center of gym)
8:30 pm- Backwards Lap
9:00 pm- Basketball Tournament (back gym)
-All luminary bags due to CAC table
10:00 pm- Luminary Ceremony
11:00 pm- Dodgeball tournament (back gym)
11:30 pm- Wear your bra/boxers outside of your clothes lap
12:00 am- Miss Relay Pageant (front of gym)
1:00 am- Water Pong Tournament (center of gym)
1:30 am- Beach/swimwear lap
2:00 am- Scavenger Hunt Musical Chairs (center of gym)
3:00 am- Bubble soccer (back gym)
3:30 am- Pajama Lap
4:00 am- Pancake Palooza Bar (CAC table)
4-5 am- Pancake Palooza Bar (front of gym)
5:00 am- Kickball game (back gym)
6:00 am- Closing Ceremony/Clean up
Do: Bring extra clothing, meaning more layers in case you get cold or shorts in case you get hot.
Don’t: Bring too much stuff because you’ll end up losing something in the midst of hundreds of peoples stuff.
Do: Bring a blanket to relax between walking laps.
Don’t: Come with the intentions of getting large amounts of sleep, we’re there to have fun and raise money!
Do: Bring some money to buy some goodies or play some of the other teams games.
Don’t: Come in with a closed mind, a lot of people become emotional at relay because it’s super personal to them. Make sure you’re there to support others.
Do: Bring tissues- events during relay, especially the luminary ceremony tend to get emotional