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Stevenson University Community Raises More Than $43,000 at Sixth Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life

May 2, 2016 12:00 PM

Stevenson University’s sixth annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life®, held April 30-May 1, raised approximately $43,000 in support of cancer research and various programs for cancer patients. In the six years combined, the event at Stevenson has now raised more than a total of $225,000.

The Relay is an initiative aimed at celebrating cancer survivors, remembering loved ones lost to cancer, and fighting back against the disease. In addition to the fundraising walk, in which team members take turns walking an indoor track throughout the night, the event included food, team run activities, and entertainment provided by student groups on campus. More than 425 individuals comprising 37 teams rallied for the cause.

“It means so much to have so many different groups of people coming together for the same cause: To find a cure and finish the fight against cancer,” said junior Erin Skoda, one of the event’s organizers. Everyone has been affected by cancer or knows someone who has been, so this is a huge statement from the Stevenson community and its efforts to fight back.”

Although the Relay itself is complete, donations are still being accepted. To make a donation, or for more information, visit Stevenson’s Relay for Life page.

With millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical divisions and ensure it has a presence in every community

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,200 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.