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Misericordia University’s Relay for Life Set for April 5th

Misericordia University’s Relay for Life Set for April 5th

Misericordia University’s Relay for Life Set for April 5th  

Misericordia University is thrilled to host a Relay for Life fundraiser on Friday, April 5th, in the Anderson Sports and Health Center.

Relay for Life Walk

The fun-filled evening will have the theme "Carnival for Cancer," a Relay for Life event dedicated to the fight against cancer through festive celebration and community spirit. There will be an array of engaging activities and entertainment, with a special focus on raising cancer awareness and funds. In addition, the Dallas Police Department will contribute to the excitement with an assortment of carnival-themed games.

Elizabeth Pedro, IT technical administrator, SART team member, and Relay for Life organizer, explains why the Relay for Life event is so important to the community. “The Relay for Life event means a lot to me for various reasons. However, I know this event means a lot to everyone who attends, donates, contributes, and sponsors. In Latin, Misericordia means Mercy. Having this event held on our campus only makes sense for our charisms: Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality. Cancer affects people everywhere, not just at Misericordia but in our local community. Unfortunately, it has affected everyone in every town, city, state and country. Before my mother passed away from cancer in 2010, she told me to always donate to the American Cancer Society so that one day, maybe there could be a cure for her cancer. I never told anyone that, which is one reason why I have been involved, honored, and passionate about being part of this event.”

The event will first kick off with a Survivorship Dinner at 5:00 p.m., where survivors and their families can have dinner and enjoy celebrating life. Then, the Relay for Life event will start at 7:00 p.m. with a Survivor Walk. The first lap is for those who have battled and survived cancer. Archie McGrowl, Misericordia’s mascot, will lead the general walk that follows the survivor’s lap. Finally, the night will extend with the Luminaria Ceremony to remember those who have lost their battle with cancer, from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“This event is held for everyone that has lost their battle to cancer, are currently fighting their battle with cancer, and for those who fought and BEAT their battle with cancer. It is also to celebrate life, honor and remember those we have lost, and help those that are currently fighting. All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society, the only organization that integrates advocacy, research, and patient support. The proceeds help patients get free transportation, free lodging at the Hope Lodge and to help with health equity and cancer disparities. Cancer has affected everyone, in one way or another, everywhere. Help us to create a world with more birthdays!” said Pedro.

The registration fee is $15. Participants can sign up for teams, donate, and register, Click Here. Registration is complimentary for survivors; they can contact Cindy Delaney at 570-203-1397 to register and receive an invitation to the survivor dinner and first walk around the track.