by Kayla Lynch
This year marks the second year that the Student Government Association of WVU Parkersburg will hold its very own campus Relay for Life. According to Vice President of SGA Juliane Beckett, this year’s Relay for Life will be held April 15, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room.
Relay for Life is an event for families who have or lost loved ones in a battle against cancer. It also gives the families a chance to fight back against the disease by donating and raising money for cancer treatment and research.
The campus Relay for Life will be ran like the Wood County Relay for Life at the Parkersburg City Park. There will be an opening, a luminary and closing ceremony.
Students can purchase $1 cutouts of either a foot or cupcake to be displayed in the windows of the SGA office. Students can also purchase a white luminary bag for $5 or a purple luminary bag for $10. After the campus Relay for Life, the luminary bags will be given and displayed at the Wood County Relay for Life.
During the Relay for Life, there will be games and activities for students and their families to participate in. The participants will also walk laps around the multipurpose room, walk a lap for cancer survivors and also walk laps around the first floor of the college. The entire event is handicap accessible.
Last year’s relay raised a little over $600. Any and all money that is raised at the relay goes from WVU Parkersburg campus Relay for Life to the Wood County Relay for Life, and finally, the money is combined and given to the American Cancer Society.
Any further announcements of the event will be announced by the SGA as soon as everything is finalized.