West Virginia State University to Host Relay for Life Saturday, April 16

Contact: Kimberly Osborne
(304) 766-3363
April 12, 2016
West Virginia State University to Host Relay for Life Saturday, April 16

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host an American Cancer Society Relay for Life event Saturday, April 16, beginning at noon at the James C. Wilson University Union.

Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, as well as WVSU students, faculty and staff will join together for the first Relay for Life to take place on the school’s Institute campus. Relay for Life is one of the world’s largest fundraisers, with more than 6,000 events and more than four million participants in 2015.

Funds raised through Relay for Life go toward cancer research, providing free information and critical services for people with cancer, and supporting education and prevention programs.

Saturday’s Relay for Life will begin at noon with an opening ceremony and celebratory cancer survivor’s lap around the University Union.

In addition, there will be inflatables, games for kids, face painting and live entertainment, including a DJ.
The Relay will continue throughout the day until midnight.

At 8 p.m. will be a Luminaria Ceremony where candles are lit in honor and memory of those who have battled cancer.
Individuals and teams taking part in Relay for Life can take pledges to raise funds and awareness to help the American Cancer Society. They may also continue to raise money at the event through the sale of baked goods or other items.

To sign up, or to donate for, please click here.

For additional information WVSU Relay for Life, contact Dr. Genia Sklute at (304) 766-3292 or gsklute@wvstateu.edu.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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