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FSU’s 2014 Relay For Life Raises More Than $38,000 in the Fight Against Cancer
04/29/2014

FSU’s 2014 Relay For Life Raises More Than $38,000 in the Fight Against Cancer

Frostburg State University’s annual Relay For Life, a fundraising event of the American Cancer Society, was a healthy success this year, with 56 teams and 679 participants raising $38,330.50. The event, held on Friday, April 25, unites the FSU community to honor cancer survivors, foster awareness about reducing cancer risk and raise money to help in the fight against cancer.

“I am enormously proud of everyone who worked to make Relay For Life a success,” said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter. “This is literally a year-long event that takes the entire campus to coordinate.”

Despite the event being moved from the stadium to the Cordts Physical Education Center due to thunderstorms in the forecast, this year’s Relay had a great turnout. Relay activities included a Luminaria Ceremony, Fight Back Ceremony and a Survivor’s Lap, in which all cancer survivors at the event took the first lap around the track, celebrating their victory over cancer while being cheered on by the other participants.

Top fundraising teams included What’s Up Docs (Pre-professional Medical Society) at $4,341; Alpha Sigma Alpha at $3,012.22; and Faculty, Staff and Retirees at $2,275. Top individual totals included Jennifer Tyrell at $818.12, Mary Anne Lutz at $625 and Mary Mumper at $591. The FSU Greek Community combined raised a total of $10,877.25.

Since FSU’s relay began 13 years ago, students, faculty, staff and friends have raised more than $400,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Donations will continue to be accepted until Aug. 31, seeking a stretch goal of $40,000. To contribute, visit http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=60286 or take donations to the Braddock House, 20 Braddock Rd., in Frostburg. For more information, contact the FSU Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement at 301-687-4210.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu