Contribute to the fight against cancer this Saturday and Sunday (March 29 and 30) by participating in Relay for Life at USC. Taking place at Cromwell Field, this 24-hour fundraiser will raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Each year across the nation, college communities are brought together in the fight against cancer via Relay for Life.
During Relay for Life, teams will participate in a walk-a-thon meant to celebrate the lives of those who have fought against the disease, raise awareness in the college community and empower the student body and beyond to fight back against cancer. Participants will walk laps around the college's track for the full 24 hours.
There are a couple parts to the walk-a-thon. The opening ceremony begins at noon on Saturday, and it is very high energy. At 12:30, the "Survivors Lap" commences, where upbeat music is played and cancer survivors take the first lap around the track.
The "Luminaria Ceremony" begins at 9 p.m. Participants hold candles as they remember those who lost their fight against cancer and those who are battling it.
At 9 a.m. on Sunday, the walkers "Fight Back." During this ceremony, participants are reminded of the emotional commitment they made to the fight against cancer. The "Closing Ceremony" follows shortly at 11 a.m.
The USC Colleges Against Cancer reminds students to “Fight On! Fight Cancer!” by becoming involved in the event. Not only does it encourage students to be aware of the disease and remember those who have fought against it in the past, it also provides an important avenue for the elimination of cancer as a major health issue and supports much-needed health services within the community.
To sign up for the event, click here.