March 1, 2016

SVSU Relay For Life raises $37K

Saginaw Valley State University students, faculty and staff raised $37,000 for the American Cancer Society during SVSU’s annual Relay For Life. The campus event is organized by SVSU’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer.

SVSU’s Relay For Life event featured student groups — including cancer survivors — raising funds from 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26 to 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 in SVSU’s Ryder Center. The event featured activities, games and a silent auction.

Relay for Life is considered the world’s largest fundraising event to fight cancer. Over 4 million people participated in 6,000 events globally in 2015.

Relay for Life events feature participants taking turns walking or running around a track while also raising money through various methods including silent auctions and competition-based fundraising.

The funds raised support the American Cancer Society’s efforts to fund groundbreaking cancer research, provide information and critical services for people with cancer.