U of G Students Raise More Than $100,000 for Cancer Research

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Relay for Life 2018 participantsThrough a gruelling overnight test of endurance and a celebration of the human spirit, 567 U of G students raised $102,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

At the annual U of G Relay for Life event, students kept their spirits high and their eye on the prize by playing trivia, singing karaoke and stretching their tired muscles with yoga. They also took part in team challenges around the track.

“It was so inspiring to see a community of students come together to make a difference and support those affected by cancer,” said Emily Hill, U of G Relay for Life co-chair and a third-year bachelor of arts student in criminal justice and public policy.

The relay teams took shifts completing laps of the field house track, ensuring each team had at least one person walking between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

Through their dedication, they raised an incredible amount of money to help fund cancer research.

Interested in being part of next year’s team or helping organize the 2019 event? Email relay@uoguelph.ca or visit the team’s Facebook page.