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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...

Running for a chance to win the battle

By Kaitlin Erdman, Writer

April 8, 2015

Whether directly or indirectly, cancer affects the lives of everyone. From Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 12 at 3 a.m., UA is hosting Relay for Life to celebrate those who have won their battle, remember those who have lost their battle, and fight with those who are currently battling...

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...

Zombies invade Akron!

October 27, 2011

By: Molly Gase This is not a prediction of the apocalypse, but instead a Relay For Life fundraising event. The event, called “Undead For Life – An Oxymoron for a Cure” is a twist on the traditional walk for a cure fundraiser. Hosted by Akron CARES, the walk stemmed from member Miranda Burbridg...

The State of Relay

August 10, 2011

By Andrea Mazzocco In 2010, cancer became the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States alone, 1,500 people per day died from cancer. It is a devastating disease, affecting every race, ethnicity, gender, age and class. It is very possible that almost every reader of this newspaper knows ...