Walking the walk: 2010 Relay for Life takes place April 9-10

SMU Relay for Life in front of Dallas HallMore than 850 SMU community members will walk all night to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

The 2010 Relay For Life of SMU takes place from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday, April 9-10, on the University’s Bishop Boulevard. Funds raised will benefit the American Cancer Society. The event is sponsored on campus by SMU Panhellenic.

The 12-hour walk – open to all SMU faculty, staff and students – symbolizes that cancer never sleeps and the need to move forward in the fight against it. Relay For Life of SMU’s goal is to raise $100,000 during the 2009-10 school year.

An opening ceremony on Friday will honor survivors who have battled cancer. Following the ceremony, events such as soccer tournaments, live bands and movie showings will keep supporters entertained until the walk ends at 4 a.m. Saturday.

It’s not too late to donate or to take part. Visit www.relayforlife.org/smutx for more information, as well as to see lists of all the registered participants, survivors, money raised and events.

For more information, contact RFL Event Chairs Liz Sullivan and Lindsay Johnston at relay@smu.edu.

> Visit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life homepage