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Shepherdstown, WV--Shepherd University's Relay for Life, held April 13-14, has netted more than $60,000 so far. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Last year Shepherd raised more than $40,000, becoming the most successful collegiate Relay in West Virginia.

"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 began 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 was held at 6 p.m. and survivors were served desserts made by the teams. Each team received 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 were 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.


$62,500 raised to date

596 registered participants

Estimated 650-700 people in attendance throughout the event

49 teams

Estimated 50+ survivors attended

Funds are still being collected, t-shirts are available for sale, and more events still to come.

To make a donation on the Web, visit or contact Holly Morgan Frye at 304/876-5402.

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