Relay for Life to be held at BU

There will be an American Cancer Society Relay for Life held at Bloomsburg University at the student rec center on April 5, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The event is one of many held nationwide to raise money for cancer research and for victims of the disease, according to the Relay for Life website.

Those participating in the event will take turns walking around the track and there will be activities and entertainment throughout the night. Cancer survivors take the first lap to celebrate their victory over the disease. There will be various ceremonies throughout the event. The opening ceremony begins at 7 p.m. and the closing ceremony is at 6 a.m. The Luminaria ceremony will honor those who have passed and all those who have fought or are currently fighting any kind of cancer.

According to the Relay for Life of Bloomsburg University webpage, BU has already raised over $13,000 and has over 400 participants. There is still time to raise more. For additional information, click here  or email