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Relay for Life is a cancer fundraiser in which people from around the country participate. The money raised at the Relay goes to research, education, advocacy, and patient services. For four years now Colby has had a Relay on campus with students, faculty and staff, and local residents participating. The idea is to form teams and have at least one person from each team walking for the entire 12 hours of the event. The bigger the team the better! Colby’s 2008 walk had 450 registered walkers, and 45 volunteers who helped with registration, entertainment, and planning. This year's walk has raised more than $36,000 so far. Donations are accepted through August of this year, so hopefully the total will increase. The most money ever raised at a Colby Relay was $38,000 in 2006, but organizers would like to top that and then some in order to beat Bowdoin’s $42,000 mark. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone, especially when thousands of dollars are being raised for a great cause. Here’s to many more Colby Relays, thousands more dollars raised for cancer research, and continuing the fight for a cure.

Kendyl Sullivan
Center Ossippee, N.H.
Fryeburg Academy
Major: Classics, Minors: Anthropology and Art
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Relay for Life

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Kendyl Sullivan
Center Ossippee, N.H.
Fryeburg Academy
Major: Classics, Minors: Anthropology and Art

Relay for Life is a cancer fundraiser in which people from around the country participate. The money raised at the Relay goes to research, education, advocacy, and patient services. For four years now Colby has had a Relay on campus with students, faculty and staff, and local residents participating....   Read More

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  Local families joined the walk to honor loved ones who were cancer survivors and victims.


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