Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Club Spotlight: Colleges Against Cancer

Many high schools and towns across the country hold Relay for Life events to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Many incoming students are happy to learn that they can continue participating in Relay for Life when they get to Fordham!  The student-run club Colleges Against Cancer plans, fundraises, and leads Relay for Life at Fordham every spring.

The event is usually held on Edward’s Parade, affectionately nicknamed Eddie’s, the big lawn in front of the iconic Keating Hall.  Teams walk laps around Eddie’s while games, raffles, prizes, performances, and themed-activities take place all night.  After the Luminaria ceremony, in which candles line Eddie’s and all teams walk a silent lap to remember those affected by cancer, there will be a Lip Sync Battle Tournament on Keating Steps!
Fordham has it's own customized Relay for Life logo! Go Rams!

All money raised before and during the event benefits the American Cancer Society, which works to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.  Some fundraisers held throughout the year include Applebee’s Dining to Donate nights, Residence Hall Penny Wars, bake sales, and t-shirt sales.

Any Fordham student can join Colleges Against Cancer or participate in our Relay for Life event.  This is just one of many clubs on campus that performs community service and is committed to a great cause.

Join us at Fordham Relay for Life 2016!  It is themed “Paint Fordham Purple” and takes place Saturday, April 22 from 5PM—12:30AM.

"Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back"

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