Hiram College

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

So the question you might being asking yourself right now is why Relay at Hiram? At Hiram, we pride ourselves in being a close knit diverse community where we support one another. Since the majority of our campus has been touched by cancer in some way, Relay is a time when we can all come together to share our stories, honor our loved ones and fight back against this horrible disease.

Our goal at Hiram is to have at least 35 teams fighting cancer by participating. Relay at Hiram will be held at Charles A. Henry Field and starts Friday, April 1, 2011 at 6 p.m. and runs until Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 12 p.m.

There will be an interest meeting on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 7 p.m. in Dix Dining Hall, located in the upstairs of the Kennedy Center. The meeting is for anyone who is interested in helping plan the first annual Hiram College Relay For Life.

Until then, you can visit Hiram’s Relay for Life’s very own web site. Once on the web site, you can get educated about this great cause, make a donation or register as a participant for April 1-2.

If you would like to be on a committee, please contact Jamie Zychowski at zychowskijs@my.hiram.edu for more information and committee descriptions.

Help Hiram College fight back against cancer because cancer’s no joke!