Relay For Life kicks off with Hawaii-themed event

Kelly Bergh November 17, 2016 0

The 2016-2017 Elizabethtown College Relay For Life efforts were kicked off by the Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) club in the Brossman Commons Center (BSC) on Nov. 15. from 4 to 7 p.m. The Hawaii-inspired evening introduced the “Relei For Life” theme and opened the registration period for the spring event.

CAC came up with the Hawaiian theme through a brainstorm and decorated their first registration event with colorful leis. They also set up a game wheel and sold paint chip bookmarks and Etown and Relay For Life wristbands to establish a festive setting that encouraged engagement.

There are currently 15 teams registered at Etown, and more—as well as individuals—are able to sign up until the date of the event. Last year, about two dozen teams participated.

Etown’s Relay For Life will take place in Thompson Gymnasium on Friday, Mar. 17, 2017. The event will go overnight into Mar. 18.

This year, the club hopes to raise over $40,000 from all of its events combined. Fundraisers throughout the year will include bowling nights and Folklore sales partnerships. The club will be selling Gertrude Hawk chocolates and Yankee Candles throughout the next several months, as well.

Additionally, luminaria will be sold and flown at the Relay For Life in memory of those who lost their lives to cancer.

For more information about fundraisers or the event, or to register a team, email


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