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Shepherd University will hold Relay For Life at 4 p.m. Friday, April 11 through 6 a.m. Saturday, April 12 on the Midway. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Last year Shepherd raised more than $63,000 and was ranked sixth in the nation for schools of Shepherd's size.

Teams are typically made up of 8-15 people from the local community and make a commitment to having one member on the track at all times. Each team member is challenged to raise a minimum of $100 in donations prior to the event, and must pay a $10 registration fee. The registration fee includes a t-shirt and dinner provided by Charles Town Races and Slots.

"Shepherd University hosts Relay For Life because cancer literally affects everyone. Our students can see real results through our efforts," said Holly Morgan Frye, director of student community services.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a survivor torch run through Shepherdstown, beginning on German Street and ending on the Midway. A survivor lap and reception dinner will be held at 6 p.m. and survivors are served desserts made by the teams. Each team will receive a tent space on the Midway and live bands, a D.J., food, games, a climbing wall, and on-site fundraisers such as bake sales will be ongoing.

The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is an overnight celebration of life dedicated to present and former cancer patients, their families, and friends. During Relay, team members take turns walking, camping out, and enjoying entertainment, food, and games in a party atmosphere.

Luminaries will be available for a $5 donation in honor/memory of someone who has dealt with cancer. Corporate sponsorships are available and anyone in the business, school, church, and local community can be a part of this event.

For more information, or to register or donate on the Web, visit or contact Holly Morgan Frye at 304/876-5402.


April 1
"Fools for a Cure"
Myths about cancer will be handed out on campus all day

April 2
American Red Cross Blood Drive
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Storer Ballroom, Student Center

April 3
Wear Purple Day

April 4
Late Night in the Zone--Relay Theme
9 p.m.-1 a.m.

April 5
Wellness Center 5K Fun Run
9 a.m.
Sara Cree Hall
Registration ($15) begins at 8 a.m.

Duck Races
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Little House
Tickets: $1 for 5

April 6
Survivor Brunch
1-3 p.m.
Dining Hall Lower Level

April 7
Bake Sale and Balloon Day
Ram's Den, Student Center

April 8
"Cancer Sucks" Lollipop Day

April 9
Bake Sale
Ram's Den, Student Center

April 10
Project:Breath, cancer survivor and entertainer ASIA performs

April 11-12
Relay For Life

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