Loyola’s Relay for Life Chapter Gets Students Excited with Fall Kick-Off Event

Loyolas Relay for Life Chapter Gets Students Excited with Fall Kick-Off Event

This past Wednesday, November 4 Loyola’s chapter of Relay for Life hosted their kick-off night to encourage students to get motivated for this year’s event.

Students who stopped by McGuire enjoyed performances by the Belles, Greysounds and Chimes and had the chance to win a variety of gifts and prizes. While this was a fun event to get students excited, it served a greater purpose.

The kick-off event challenged everyone on campus to get involved and fundraise early to reach the club’s $200,000 goal for this year. Relay’s annual event will take place on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. as teams will stay up until 3 a.m. Sunday, April 3 to support the cause.

Colleen Miner ‘16, Senior Advisor to the club, explained what the executive board hoped the community would take away from this event, “Whether it’s a family member or friend, we all know someone who has been affected by cancer and Kick-off is an event to get students motivated to join the cause and help make a difference. “

Relay for Life will continue to host promotional events throughout the coming months, including the selling of “Luminaria Bags,” which hold a special place in the Relay ceremony. These bags are purchased to honor anyone who has been affected by cancer, and are lit up and decorated to line the track of Reitz as a reminder of those who we have lost to the disease. These important tokens will be sold throughout the year outside Boulder and at most on-campus sporting events.

If you want to learn more about getting involved with Relay for Life at Loyola, be sure to visit their Facebook page and sign up your team at their website.





Photo courtesy of Loyola Relay for Life