Upstate students ready for ‘Relay for Life’ in the Carrier Dome

SUNY Upstate Colleges Against Cancer

Students, faculty and other members of Team Upstate and Colleges Against Cancer in the Carrier Dome at a previous Relay for Life.

Upstate’s Colleges Against Cancer chapter will pull an all-nighter this Saturday, April 6, during the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.

The fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. Saturday and continues to 6 a.m. Sunday. Almost 2,000 participants on more than 200 teams will take turns walking laps inside the dome.

In addition to the traditional Survivors Lap, Luminaria Ceremony and Fight Back Ceremony, the Relay this year features a Health Professionals Lap to honor health care providers – and future health care professionals from Upstate.

This is the fourth year Upstate has taken part in the Relay. As of April 3, Upstate’s three teams had raised more than $1,900. (Want to donate? Information is below).

When they’re not walking, Upstate students and employees will staff a table with interactive and educational displays about cancer prevention and treatment.

The Relay also features live music, refreshments, contests and giveaways. Syracuse University’s NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament game will be shown on TV screens.

To donate, go to http://www.relayforlife.org/ and enter “13210” in the Search field. Click on the Syracuse University event, then find one of the three “Team Upstate” teams. For more information, contact any of these Radiation Therapy students who are co-chairs of Upstate’s Colleges Against Cancer chapter:

Brian Goodrich goodricb@upstate.edu

Jairo Orozco orozcoj@upstate.edu

Amelia Weimar Amelia.weimar@gmail.com

SUNY Upstate Colleges Against Cancer RFL Carrier Dome

Our students and other members of Team Upstate and our Colleges Against Cancer chapter at the 2010 Relay for Life in the Carrier Dome.

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