LHU Relay For Life raises $20,195

PHOTOS PROVIDED Multiple Relay for Life groups joined together recently when LHU’s Colleges Against Cancer Chapter hosted an event. Above, one group had a superhero theme.

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University’s Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) chapter recently hosted the Relay For Life event and exceeded its $20,000 goal and brought in a total of $20,195 in support of the American Cancer Society (ACS), with money still coming in.

Twenty teams participated in the event, with a total of 250 registered individuals and approximately 40 others attending the event. Activities throughout the night included hair donations, Zumba, Bingo, live performances, raffles, ring toss, wally ball, face painting, jousting, bowling, just dance and more.

The top three teams for the event included CAC, raising about $5,000; Alpha Sigma Tau, with $3,400; and Alpha Chi Rho raising the most throughout the 12-hour Relay event, ending with a total of $1,200.

Three survivors attended the event, Georgianna Cherry, Andi Motter and Gabrielle Heming. Alex Bartlett was unable to attend the event, but was recognized. They received a T-shirt and a bag of ACS merchandise such as cups, stickers, a lanyard and other items.

Motter and Mikayla Frinzi, both LHU students, spoke about their experiences with cancer. Motter, as a survivor and Frinzi about being diagnosed with carrying the breast cancer gene.

Second from bottom, sorority Sigma Kappa showed their support.

Student co-chairs for the event were Hailee Banks and Brandi Faust, with 12 active student members rounding out the CAC committee.

Banks is thankful for the committee, participants, faculty and staff who supported and committed their time to the event. “I hope next year’s event is successful and I cannot wait to see what all the new Relay For Life event chairs do,” she added.

To make a donation to the RFL of LHU, visit www.relayforlife.org/palhu.

Bottom, a jungle theme was the focus for this group of students. The event raised over $20,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.

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