I hope you’re all having a fantastic week! It’s been a bit rainy here this week. Students have been trudging around campus, enduring the pouring showers. Summer sure is flying by as students prepare for their last week of Track A classes, marking the halfway point of summer break! Track B courses will start on June 30 and will continue through August 14, just two weeks before Fall semester classes begin.
As summer continues to speed by, there is still a plethora of fun events happening around the community. The 2014 Relay for Life was on Friday, June 20 to Saturday, June 21. Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which raises money for cutting-edge oncology research. It’s also a great way to encourage inspiration and honor to cancer survivors. From its beginnings in 1985 with a single runner jogging for 24 hours around a track, it has blossomed into a national campaign of fundraising, companionship, and perseverance. Over 4 million people across 20 countries participate each year!
The Houghton Relay for Life hosted a wide variety of exciting events over the weekend to commemorate both cancer survivors and lost loved ones. So far, 22 teams and 105 participants have raised over $32,556.71!
Here is the list of events scheduled for the Houghton Relay for Life Weekend:
1 p.m.: Opening ceremonies
1:30 p.m.: Scavenger hunt
1–7 p.m.: Survivor registration
5 p.m.: “Stomp Out Cancer” balloon game
6 p.m.: Welcome and parade of teams
6:30 p.m.: Honor guard/patriot lap
7 p.m.: Survivor ceremony
8 p.m.: “Minute to Win It” cup game
8:30 p.m.: Lap of hope
10 p.m.: Jack-o-melon contest
10:30 p.m.: Trick-or-treating
1–6 a.m.: Quiet hours
6 a.m.: Wake-up music
8 a.m.: Bedhead contest
9 a.m.: Frozen T-Shirt contest
Noon: Awards ceremony
1 p.m.: YMCA closing lap
Relay for Life is a fantastic, fun, and meaningful way to volunteer your time. It helps promote cancer awareness within the community and provides encouragement for cancer survivors everywhere. For more information on Relay for Life, please visit the Relay for Life and American Cancer Society websites.
That’s all we have for this week! I hope you all watch out for the Relay for Life that is happening near or in your own hometown. If you have any questions about Relay for Life or the events taking place here in Houghton this weekend, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time!