Utah State University is hosting its annual USU Relay for Life to help people remember the fight against cancer. The relay is set for Friday, April 13 and starts at 6 p.m. in the Nelson Fieldhouse. It is an all-night event that goes to 7 a.m. in the morning. At the event, people are supposed to come in teams and have one of their members constantly on the track while the others rest. They suggest people have at least teams of four but people can come in a team of two if they like. There will be entertaining events going on while people are walking around the track. Erin Barker, Community Relationship Manager for the event, says, “It’s a symbolic event to come together to support people who have been touched by cancer and remember those who have been lost by the disease.” A large part of the event is a fundraising program for cancer research. People have been donating all semester long. Donations can be made at the event or at relayforlife.org/usuut. “Our slogan is to celebrate, remember and fight back,” says Barker when speaking of cancer. Throughout the night the people walking will want to celebrate those who have overcome cancer, remember those who have died in cancer and support those who are fighting back. This event had great support last year and hopes to be even bigger this year. Last year there were 303 participants, 32 teams and $10,838 raised.
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