Urbana University RELAY FOR LIFE & President's Bike Ride

URBANA, Ohio (March 14, 2012) – For the eighth year, Urbana University Colleges Against Cancer student organization will host a RELAY FOR LIFE on Friday, April 13 from 4:00 p.m. to midnight to raise money for the Champaign County Relay for the American Cancer Association. The RELAY kicks off in front of the UU Student Center* with a Survivor Lap around the quad.

Urbana University’s own “Tour de Urbana” cyclist, President Stephen Jones, will lead a 22-hour overnight bike ride beginning at noon on Friday till 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. His goal is to ride a mile for each of UU’s 162 years. Cyclists of all ages and cycling experience are invited to join him for all or a portion of the 10 mile course throughout the campus and bike trail to help raise money for the RELAY. Read about the President’s 2011 Bike Ride and consider 2012 pledging opportunities; contact Dr. Jones by phone at 937-484-1300 or email sjones@urbana.edu for additional questions.

The public is invited and encouraged to come and participate in all of the RELAY FOR LIFE activities sponsored by faculty, staff, and student teams. There will be music, games, contests, food, and beverages. At 6 p.m. a Pinwheel Garden will be “planted” in the campus quad to remember those lost to cancer, support those fighting cancer, and rejoice with those who have fought the disease and won! Each Pinwheel is a minimum $5 donation to the American Cancer Society. One need not be present for the Pinwheel Ceremony; all Pinwheels purchased will list a loved one’s name and be “planted”. Those wishing to participate in the Pinwheel Ceremony can contact Susie Sassenberg at ssassenberg@urbana.edu or call 937-484-1459.

The weather may not be perfect, but it will remind us all that those who have been affected by cancer have had to endure so much more.

*In case of very inclement weather, some events will move inside the Student Center

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