Upstate’s Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer team is pulling an all-nighter Saturday.
They’re participating in the American Cancer Society‘s Relay for Life, from 6 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday, at the Syracuse University Carrier Dome. This is the third consecutive year Upstate has taken part in the Relay.
As of Wednesday, 233 teams and 1,976 participants had signed up, raising more than $121,000 for the American Cancer Society.
To donate toward Upstate’s $1,000 goal, go to one of our two team pages, captained by Radiation Therapy students Joe Pagano and Heather Broekema. (It’s all one team, but each group is limited to 15 members, and we did better than that!)
Relay for Life team members take turns walking the perimeter of the football field inside the dome so that there is always at least one team member walking. Upstate’s Colleges Against Cancer chapter also will distribute educational materials about cancer and have interactive displays relating to different forms of the disease.
The 12-hour event features live music, refreshments, contests, giveaways and a mass Zumba dance/exercise session taught by Upstate Radiation Therapy student Renee Gardner, a certified instructor.