|Hosted by Rutgers University and the American Cancer Society
Sonny Werblin Recreation Center
Join the fight against cancer! Rutgers University Relay for Life is a university-wide event that takes place every spring to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and to fight back with those currently battling the disease.
The 12-hour event features a survivor dinner and kicks-off with a survivor lap around the track. Throughout the evening, teams “set up camp” and take turns walking around the track and participating in a variety of events such as the emotional Luminaria ceremony. As night falls, Luminaria bags light the hallways with dedications to loved ones who have passed away. The rest of the evening is filled with entertainment and activities to celebrate the accomplishments the community has made thus far and to encourage continued fundraising efforts all night long. Our motto is, “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so neither will we!”
For 11 years, Rutgers has been hosting this inspirational event, with more participants and money raised each year. Raising more than $65,000 last year, Rutgers had the privilege of having over 20 survivors and 700 participants attend the event! This year, our goal is to continue to grow in attendees and fundraising dollars.
Hop on the road to a cure with your Rutgers family and help us reach our goal of eradicating cancer forever!
To make a difference now, whether it be remembering a loved one’s life, celebrating the life of a cancer survivor, or to make a general donation, please visit RelayforLife.org/RutgersUniversity or contact our local American Cancer Society Staff Partner, Michelle Daichman, at email@example.com.