VSU Teams Take Action for a Cure at Relay

April 7, 2010

VSU Teams Take Action for a Cure at Relay

VALDOSTA -- "Lights, Camera, Action for a Cure" is the theme for this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life celebration, which will be held from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. April 23-24.

The overnight event challenges teams of students, faculty and staff to raise money for cancer research -- Hollywood style. Teams must have at least five members and registration is $5 per person, up to a $100 maximum. Register online at the Relay for Life Web site, www.relayforlife.org/vsu . The site also displays information about how much money has been raised and how many people are participating.

More than 40 teams have already registered and many are hosting fundraisers to support the walk for a cure. See below for more information and e-mail news@valdosta.edu to add your fundraiser to the list.

View photos from last year's event here:

1-4 p.m. April 18: Bark for Life Drexel Park
Puppies and pooches that have been affected by cancer are invited to their own celebration of survival. Registration, which includes an owner t-shirt and dog bandana, is $15 for one canine and $5 for each additional pup. Register online at www.vsurelayforlife.yolasite.com and watch the promotional video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQUP7qUs9i0 . More information about the event, which honors the care-giving qualities of canine companions, is available on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=437470440390 .

All day, Tuesday, April 20: Dress Down Day
Make a donation of $3 or more to any of the 46 Relay for Life teams to dress casually for the day. Participants will receive stickers that say "I dressed in support of Relay for Life." A list of teams is available at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY10SA?pg=teamlist&fr_id=24302 .

8 p.m. Thursday, April 22: Team Captain Meeting - bank/tent selection night; , UC Cypress Room
Team captains must attend in order to turn in money raised, select the location for their group's tent during the event, and pick up t-shirts for team members.

Campus fundraisers:
Ongoing through April 21: Penny Wars
The Pirates of the Cure-ibbean challenges the campus community to a penny war in an effort to reach the team's $500 fundraising goal. Pennies placed in department jars add points, while silver coins and dollars subtract. Participating departments include the Registrar's Office, Campus Mail, Human Resources, Financial Services, Student Health, University Police, Information Technology and the University Bookstore. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.