University of San Diego Hosts 10th Annual Relay for Life

University of San Diego recently fought back against cancer by hosting their 10th Annual Relay for Life. The event ran from 3 pm until midnight and attracted hundreds of students, faculty, and staff that formed a variety of teams. Considering this is the 10th anniversary of the relay, USD took a look back at how the relay began on campus. 10 years ago a USD graduate student participated in a relay in Hawaii and wanted to bring it to the campus. Since 2008, thousands of people have participated in the relay and raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.

According to the American Cancer sSociety, “one out of every 100 Americans participates in a Relay of Life event and there are events in more than 600 communities that span 19 countries outside the United States.” University of San Diego is honored and happy to be one community that participates in the work for the greater good of supporting those struggling with cancer.

To read more about this event, visit University of San Diego news.

Edgewood College “Shoots Down” Cancers

Edgewood College’s newest fundraiser “Eagles Shooting Down Cancer” exceeded expectations by raising $7,795 over the course of five days. This fundraiser was hosted by the Edgewood basketball team on behalf of the American Cancer Society. Participants were “asked to donate $1 in order to shoot a free throw and a half-court shot. An anonymous donor pledged to match each $1 donation and then provide $5 bonus for a made free throw and a $100 bonus for a made half-court shot.” Students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni made a total of 495 free throws and 41 half court shots bringing the final total to $7,795.

“Eagles Shooting Down Cancer” began with an initiative six years ago from former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan and his wife Kelly as a creative way to fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Edgewood men’s basketball head coach Justin Meyer followed their footsteps by hosting “Eagles Shooting Down Cancer” in order to aid those in need.

To hear more about “Eagle shooting Down Cancer”, visit Edgewood College news.