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Relay for Life

Celebrate Life and Survivorship at the American Cancer Society's 1st Annual
Relay For Life at Columbia

In the spirit of Columbia University's 250th Anniversary: The American Cancer Society welcomes Columbia University to participate in the Society's signature event — Relay For Life!



Columbia RFL Kickoff:

What is Relay?
Relay For Life is a community gathering where everyone can participate in the fight against cancer. Teams people (students, co-workers, campus groups, etc) camp out at a college fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event because cancer never sleeps. Relays are an overnight event up to 24 hours in length.

Why Relay?
Relay For Life brings millions of people together to raise money to help prevent cancer, save lives, and diminish suffering from the disease. While Columbia's students are raising much needed funds, they'll also be raising awareness of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and patient support.

Create A Team!
As an event for your floor, organize a team from your floor, suite or building. This will be an amazing opportunity to bring together the people you live with in support of a great cause. A team consists of 10-15 people. There is a $10 registration fee for each team member and then each is asked to raise at least $100. All you have to do is get small donations from friends, family, neighbors, etc.

To register: e-mail Surbhi (sg810@columbia.edu) with your team members and team name. There will be prizes for the team with the most creative name, the team that raises the most money and the team that shows the most spirit during the Relay.


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