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Relay for Life

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So this past weekend was a huge event (in my world) here at MaryWash…Relay for Life was held on Saturday from 3 pm – 3 am. ¬†For those of you who don’t know, Relay for life is a 12 hour event to raise money for the American Cancer Society to help fund cancer research! ¬†Fundraising goes on before the event as well as at the event, but the event isn’t just about fundraising. ¬†We have tons of fun! ¬†We played games including a pong tournament, had a drag show, insane scavenger hunt, pancake eating contest, etc. ¬†Anyways, it’s tons and tons of fun! ¬†We also had guest speakers including President Hurley and his wife Mrs. Rose Hurley, who for those of you who don’t know, is a cancer survivor!

I was on the planning committee for Relay this year, so instead of being at the event at 3 pm, I got there at 9 am and stayed until 4:30 am! ¬†It was a long, long, long day, but it was absolutely amazing! ¬†This year, I raised $1,805! ¬†Our goal for the entire event was $50,000, but we blew that goal outta the water. Drumroll please……

 

 

We raised over $68,000!!!! How amazing is that!!!!!

So I just wanted to share that with everyone because I think Relay is one of the greatest events ever! ¬†The money that we raise is really saving lives. ¬†Mrs. Hurley told us that the medicine that helped save her life was a new medicine on the market that was funded through money raised at events such as Relay! ¬†How great is that?! ¬†Sooooo if you’ve never done Relay before, you should all do it next year because it’s awesome!

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