Hiram College

For 24 hours, Hiram College students, faculty, staff and friends made a quest for cancer research at the second annual Relay for Life event, May 5-6, 2012.

In events leading up to and during the weekend event, teams raised more than $16,000 for the American Cancer Society, according to communication major Jamie Zychowski ’12, one of the event’s chairs. Teams will continue to collect money through Aug. 1, 2012.

Temperatures of 70 degrees and sunshine provided an ideal atmosphere at Charles A. Henry Field, where event-goers walked the track, and participated in a number of activities, like a cornhole tournament, Ms. Relay contest, concerts and more. At dusk, Relayers honored all who have battled cancer in a luminaria ceremony, lighting candles in memory of lives lost, in support of those currently fighting the disease, and in honor of cancer survivors.

Luminaria light Charles A. Henry Field in honor of those fighting cancer. Event chairs, from left to right, Jamie Zychowski ’12, Zach Fincham ’13 and Rose Zychowski ’13.
A cake represents that a world without cancer is a world with more birthdays. Relayers walk the track all hours of the night, representing that cancer never sleeps.

All photos by Kasey Samuel Adams. For more, visit Hiram College on Flickr.