Members of the FAU Athletics Department will participate in FAU's Relay for Life event this weekend on the Boca Raton Campus.
April 11, 2008
Florida Atlantic University is participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Live event. The relay takes place on Friday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. through Saturday, April 12 at 8 a.m. on the Henderson Soccer Fields, 777 Glades Road on the FAU Boca Raton Campus. Several FAU student-athletes will be taking part in the overnight event.
Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society's signature event, is an overnight event designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer. People from throughout the community gather to celebrate survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and fight back against the disease. Relay participants help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society in its lifesaving mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue. The events are held overnight to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps. Through the survivors' lap and the luminaria ceremony, the relay participants honor the people who have faced cancer first hand, and remember those who have been lost to this disease.