by Julia Acquavita ’22
Providence College’s Colleges Against Cancer’s biggest event of the year is almost here. Members of the club are getting excited as Relay for Life is less than a week away, and it all begins this Sunday.
As many know, Relay For Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. It is an 8-hour event where participants walk around the track to raise money towards finding a cure for cancer.
The event at PC will take place on the Smith Lawn on Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Peterson Recreation Center.
According to members from the Colleges Against Cancer Executive Board, this event will be filled with entertainment, food, and friends all coming together to fight against cancer.
Performances from the A capella clubs and the dance clubs on campus will take place, along with relay races and lawn games throughout the event.
Food from PVDonuts, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Ronzio’s Pizza and Subs, as well as baked goods will be sold. All the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Lastly, raffles will be offered that include the chance to win Red Sox tickets and a signed basketball from the PC Men’s Basketball Team.
There will be several moments throughout the event that honor fearless cancer survivors as well as a luncheon for survivors following a survivor lap around the track.
The club also plans to honor those who have lost their battle or are still fighting during a luminaria ceremony at 3:30 p.m.
Luminaria bags can be donated in someone’s name, and they will be lit up around the track with a purple glow stick to honor your loved one.
According to executive member Lauren Minerva ’19, the club has currently raised $39,819.05, only $1,180.95 away from their goal of $41,000.
This upcoming event, with all its activities, food, and positivity, should be one to remember, so be sure to stop by and help fight against cancer.