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PLU community members raise funds and awareness at Relay For Life

Posted by: Date: April 12, 2016 In: , ,
PLU Relay for Life on Friday, April 24, 2015. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU) Students walking and smiling.

PLU Relay for Life on Friday, April 24, 2015. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)

TACOMA, Wash. (April. 12, 2016)— On April 15 Pacific Lutheran University students, faculty members and staff will come together for Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society.

Now known as the world’s largest, most impactful cancer-fighting fundraising event, Relay For Life was started in Tacoma in 1985. In 2016, more than 5,000 community-based Relay For Life events will be produced in more than 20 countries.

PLU’s rendition of Relay For Life features a 6-hour team walk around the university’s upper campus. Festivities will began at 5:30 p.m. in Red Square with a performance by the PLU Jazz Ensemble and the opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Teams will then walk until midnight, while simultaneously enjoying student performances ranging HERmonic and PLUtonic (a cappella groups), LuteNation (step team) and the Clay Crows (improv troupe). Thus far, 26 teams and 119 participants have raised $16,646. For more information please visit www.plurelay.org.

BELOW: Photos from PLU Relay For Life 2015 by Campus Photographer John Froschauer.