Monday April 10, 2017

Relay For Life

There’s so much that you can do on a sunny and 76 Saturday. Go lay out and enjoy the first real rays of spring. Head out and find some local trails and take a hike with friends. Go enjoy the neighborhood. There’s so much to do on a sunny day, but this last Saturday I chose to join hundreds of other students to participate in the 2017 University of Dayton Relay for Life. 

If you’re not familiar with the event, the Relay for life is an American Cancer Society event that has involved over 3.5 million volunteers, survivors, advocates, researchers, and caregivers since it began in 1985. All across the nation these events are held— each one looking just a little different from another. Some events are held at tracks, where participants walk laps to raise money for cancer research. At Dayton, ours consisted of live music and performances from students, stretching from 11am to 10:30pm. With over 25 teams and hundreds of participants, thousands of dollars were raised for the cause. 

There’s so many ways that you can spend a sunny Saturday afternoon, but it’s great to see the school come together for a cause that has truly touched all of our lives in one way or another. It’s a big problem, and it’ll take every single one of us to solve it— It’s all about the small steps along the way. 

The song of the week is Halfway Invincible by Caleb Baron, one of the many students who performed live Saturday afternoon.

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