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WSU Relay for Life Club seeks community input

WESTFIELD – The Westfield State University Relay for Life Club will hold an informational session about Westfield State’s first ever Relay for Life event on Monday March 3, at 6 p.m. at the Owl’s Nest in the Ely Campus Center to inform and involve the community about the upcoming fundraiser.
The presentation will consist of information about what Relay for Life is and what it will mean for the Westfield community to bring the event to Westfield State. Issues concerning neighborhood noise and safety will also be discussed.
Relay for Life is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society. Created in the United States, the Relay for Life event has spread to 21 countries. Relay events are held in local parks, campus universities, and military bases, and all proceeds of the events go to cancer research and to improving the lives of those living with cancer. Relay for Life events have raised nearly $5 billion to date.
The Relay for Life club is a new club on campus this year, founded by President Beth Teague ’15 and Vice President Brenna Closius ‘15. The club has already had several events on the Westfield State campus to get the students of Westfield involved, but both Teague and Closius also want to put a strong emphasis on the importance of community involvement.
“Cancer affects everyone in one way or another,” Teague said. “Relay for Life is a chance for us to come together and fight back. We want to invite the community to join us in this fight in honor of those they know who are fighting cancer or who have lost their battle.”
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. To learn more about Relay for Life, please visit http://www.relayforlife.org/ or contact the President of the Westfield State University Relay for Life club, Beth Teague, at [email protected]

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