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Akron Against Cancer to Host Annual Relay For Life

After finishing the Luminaria Ceremony lap at the 2018 Relay For Life, participants add glow sticks to the

By Abigail Schreiner, Guest Writer

April 22, 2019

As a crowd holding glow sticks sits and listens to an Akron Against Cancer representative speak on stage, relationships between immediate family, extended family and friends are read.   Each time the representative reads a different title, such as mother, father or friend, another glow stick crack...

Four area colleges team up against cancer

Isiah Johnson battles for a rebound against Malone

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 11, 2015

This weekend, Kent State University will host the area’s inaugural men’s basketball doubleheader Coaches vs. Cancer event to support the American Cancer Society. Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coa...

Relay For Life 2012 results

April 24, 2012

Written by: Molly Gase Friday evening, students gathered in The University of Akron’s Field House for the 2012 Relay For Life all night event. According to Event Co-Chair Andrea Mazzocco, approximately 1,200 students, faculty and community members were in attendance. “We honored 24 cancer surviv...

Why support Relay?

April 17, 2012

Written by: Miranda Burbridge So you have some spare change or a large sum of money and you want to do some good.  What can you do? You could walk into the Student Union during lunchtime and throw it in the air while yelling “free lunch!” or you could donate to an organization that could turn ...

In support of Relay

April 16, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger I know many students on campus have heard of Relay For life, but many have never attended the event before. If those students were anything like me, they’ve never looked into the event nor thought they could really make a difference.  There are also many who might t...

UA students travel to American Cancer Society East Central Division summit

September 27, 2011

By: Andrea Mazzocco Last weekend, three University of Akron students attended the East Central Division Relay For Life Leadership Summit sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The Summit was held in Pittsburgh, Pa. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Attending this conference were sophomore J...