Tigers Take Part In Relay For Life
March 29, 2011
Stockton, Calif. - Continuing their community work during the offseason, the Pacific women's volleyball team took part in the annual Relay for Life on March 26 & 27 as they put together a team for the 24 hour event. The event is an annual event on the universities' campus to benefit the American Cancer Society and cancer research.
Relay for Life, a 24-hour team event to fight cancer, is the signature fundraising activity of the American Cancer Society. Relay is made up of teams of 10-15 participants who take turns running or walking around a local track to raise money for research, cancer education, patient service programs, and advocacy. In 2005, more than 4,300 communities nationwide hosted a Relay for Life.
Relay for Life is more than a fund-raiser. It's a time to honor cancer survivors. At every Relay for Life, all cancer survivors in the community are honored for their courage and strength by kicking off the eveng in the Survivor's Lap. Survivors are celebrated throughout the day with complimentary breakfast, a shirt, games and more. It's a way to also unite a community. Few events bring together all the components of community like Relay for Life. Games, food, fun, music and activities fill the air of every Relay for Life. And it's a ceremony of hope and remembrance for those who are no longer with us. They are honored at a ceremony with small candles that are lit at dusk. The candles are then placed in bags and are left burning through the night.