FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2015
MAKING CANCER WALK THE PLANK
Public Relations Student Society of America Participates in Relay for Life
BLOOMSBURG, PA (April 6, 2015)- Bloomsburg University’s Public Relations Student Society of America, or the PRSSA Pirates, as they will be known as on April 11th, are making cancer walk the plank with their fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Bloomsburg University’s Relay for Life event will take place on April 11th from 6 pm until the early hours of April 12th. Students from dozens of organizations will be walking the track in the Recreation Center for 12 consecutive hours in honor of the fight against cancer.
The 2015 theme for Relay for Life is “Cancer never takes a vacation, so help us wave cancer goodbye.” The PRSSA Pirates’ will be having a variety of buccaneer themed fundraisers on-site at Relay for Life including: a temporary tattoo parlor and photo booth with props, hot dog pirate ships, “fish & chips” snack bags, sand cup desserts, assorted fruits and drinks. All proceeds from fundraising will benefit the American Cancer Society.
This is PRSSA’s second year participating in Relay for Life and they are looking to surpass last year’s raised amount of $1,104. If you would like to make a donation towards the PRSSA Pirates you can do so on their page: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?team_id=1783676&pg=team&fr_id=65951
About the Public Relations Student Society of America
The Public Relations Student Society of America (www.prssa.org) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes more than 11,000 student members and advisers, and is active at more than 340 colleges and universities.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an overnight community celebration where individuals and teams take turns walking or running around a track “relay” style to raise funds to fight cancer. At nightfall, hundreds of luminaria candles are lit around the track in a moving ceremony to honor cancer survivors as well as friends and family members lost to the disease. Funds raised support cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services in the community.