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University of Hartford Students are Raising Thousands of Dollars for American Cancer Society

Posted 03/31/2011
Posted by Meagan Fazio

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Nearly two dozen teams of University of Hartford students will walk for 12 consecutive hours on Saturday, April 2 as the University hosts Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature event. The teams will begin walking around the University’s Alumni Plaza and Hawk Hall at noon, keeping at least one member on the course until midnight. Each team member collects pledges to donate to the American Cancer Society.

Relay for Life also recognizes cancer survivors for their courage and strength. Survivors will walk a lap together at approximately 1:30 p.m. Luminarias will be lit at nightfall in honor of survivors or in memory of those who lost their struggle against cancer.

The theme of this year’s Relay for Life is “Carnival for a Cure.” In keeping with this theme, students will be able to enjoy live entertainment, a mechanical bull, bungee run, bounce house, Velcro wall and a “Build a Clown Contest.” There will also be carnival foods like cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cones.

All money raised during the Relay for Life will be donated to the American Cancer Society to fund life-saving research, patient-support programs, advocacy efforts and cancer education.

For more information, please visit If you have questions on the day of the event, please contact Christina Owczarek at 732.925.5011.

A campus map is available at