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Now entering its sixth year of operation, Culver's annual Relay for Life will kick off at 7 p.m., Friday, April 19 in the multipurpose building on the Culver Academies campus.
To date, Culver's Relay has raised nearly $600,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year's student-run event has already attracted 53 teams and 305 participants. Registration for teams and individuals is available online. People can also sponsor individuals and/or teams online. The 2013 goal is $110,000.
Relay annually draws over 500 registered participants, and 800 to 900 people, during the 12-hour event. A number of local/area food vendors will be on hand, with proceeds going to Relay For Life. For more information, visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=50200.
The Academies-hosted Relay was the first in Indiana to be student-organized in 2008. Relay For Life of Culver is a community event with participation representing the Academies, the town, and Marshall County. Relay planning is carried out by a student committee made up of eight subcommittees with over 100 student volunteers.
In the 2012 Relay blog linked from www.culver.org, Culver Vedette staffer Joshua Silver (class of 2012) wrote, â€śThere is a greater feeling in this room than one of fun and excitement and to simply help support cancer research. An aura of togetherness permeates the air; togetherness for change. And that is really what it is all about. No matter where our journeys take us, as long as we are together, we will be alright.â€ť
Walking endless laps around the track represents the ongoing effort to eliminate the â€śdrastic effects cancer can have on individuals, families, friends, and communities,â€ť Silver wrote â€śWe walk to remember our journeys. We walk to empathize with othersâ€™ journeys. We walk for our current journeys. We walk for our future journeys.â€ťView more articles in: