Last weekend, UCLA held one of the biggest campus philanthropic events against cancer—Relay for Life—and raised $132,719.73 thanks to the help of 120-plus teams and 1,000 participants.
Relay for Life was a 24-hour event that took place from April 26 to April 27 at UCLA's Drake Stadium.
During the event, participants representing various clubs and teams on campus played fundraising games, honored cancer survivors and motivated cancer sufferers to fight against cancer. They brought their tents, sleeping bags and other belongings to spend 24 hours on the track.
When the fundraising amount was announced, all participants cheered and celebrated their efforts.
All of the funds will be donated to the American Cancer Society and other programs and services to help cancer patients.
One of the participants told the Daily Bruin, “Relay for Life was a great way for people to bond and come together in the face of so much sadness.”