April 2, 2015

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Community Invited to VSU Relay for Life April 10

VALDOSTA — Valdosta State University hopes to raise $22,500 for the American Cancer Society during its super hero-themed 2015 Relay for Life, which will kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 10, on the main campus front lawn.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of VSU are invited to show their support of this life-changing experience as some 38 teams, comprised of more than 350 participants from departments and organizations all across campus, come together to “celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease,” according to the American Cancer Society.  

During the Relay for Life of Valdosta State University, teams will camp out around the front lawn, with individual members taking turns walking around the designated relay area. There will be food, games, and activities designed to provide entertainment, build camaraderie, and raise even more money for the American Cancer Society.

The Relay for Life of Valdosta State University will end at 2 a.m. on Saturday, April 11.

As of the morning of Thursday, April 2, the Relay for Life of Valdosta State University had already raised $10,036.25, or 44.6 percent, of its $22,500 goal. Ashley Braswell with the American Cancer Society said that contributions tend to gain momentum as the teams count down to the event closing ceremonies.

VSU raised $25,463 during its 2014 event.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life movement raises more than $400 million every year for groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and free information and services for cancer patients and their caregivers.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/k2oyfpv to support the Relay for Life of Valdosta State University by making a donation to a participant, a team, or the effort in general.

Valdosta State University’s 2013-2019 Strategic Plan represents a renewal of energy and commitment to the foundational principles for comprehensive institutions.

Implementation of the plan’s five goals, along with their accompanying objectives and strategies, supports VSU’s institutional mission and the University System of Georgia’s mission for comprehensive universities. 

The story above demonstrates VSU's commitment to meeting the following goals: 

Goal 1: Recruit, retain, and graduate a quality, diverse student population and prepare students for roles as leaders in a global society.

Goal 3: Promote student, employee, alumni, retiree, and community engagement in our mission.

Visit http://www.valdosta.edu/administration/planning/strategic-plan.php to learn more.

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