Photo Feature: Relay for Life

Campus band Rat Pack performs at Relay for Life on Saturday, April 16.

Campus band Rat Pack performs at Relay for Life on Saturday, April 16.

Relay for Life was held this past weekend on Saturday April, 16 on the Quad. Thirteen teams participated in this six-hour event, hosting booths and events as well as walking around the green. The event broke the goal of $10,000 and raised $11,718 dollars for cancer research. According to online tallies, Delta Gamma raised the most per club with a total of $3,240, followed by the joint team of Lawrence University Volleyball and Lawrence University Women’s Basketball, which raised $1,365. Relay for Life initially began in 1985 in Tacoma, Washington, when one person, Dr. Gordy Klatt, ran his own fundraiser for 24 hours straight. Since then, Relay has held events across the globe. Lawrence’s own abridged version of Relay occurs annually.

Each group participating and organizers of the event had tables selling various goods and raffles. Participants could buy a Luminaria bag for $1 to honor a survivor currently battling cancer or to memorialize a loved one who fought hard but lost their battle. There were also many sweet treats to beat the heat, including root beer floats sold by Lambda Sigma Honor Society and sweet tea sold by Kappa Kappa Gamma. All proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society.

Each group participating and organizers of the event had tables selling various goods and raffles. Participants could buy a Luminaria bag for $1 to honor a survivor currently battling cancer or to memorialize a loved one who fought hard but lost their battle. There were also many sweet treats to beat the heat, including root beer floats sold by Lambda Sigma Honor Society and sweet tea sold by Kappa Kappa Gamma. All proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society.

Sophomores Mason Krelitz and Christian Rasmussen play for the fundraiser in their band Rat Park.

Sophomores Mason Krelitz and Christian Rasmussen play for the fundraiser in their band Rat Park.

Students take a break from the heat and enjoy the music on the Quad.

Students take a break from the heat and enjoy the music on the Quad.

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