Rider to host American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser April 20

All proceeds go toward helping to eliminate cancer as major health issue

Hoping to raise $35,000 for charity, Rider University will host its annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society on April 20 on the Campus Mall.

The event, which runs from 3-9:30 p.m., is open to Rider students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni and the general public, and offers an opportunity for the community to come together to honor loved ones lost to cancer while raising money to fight against the disease. It is the largest entirely student-run event at Rider.

The theme of the event this year is Hollywood.

Participants will complete laps around the Campus Mall with at least one member of each team walking at all times.

Funds raised support research, access to lifesaving screenings, support for cancer patients and more. Donations to sponsor laps are now being accepted.

For more information and to register, click here.

Rider has hosted the event since 2009, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help eliminate cancer.  Other activities on campus leading up to this year’s walk have included a trivia night, a dodgeball tournament and a paint and sip night.

Alex Long, campus president of Relay for Life, has high hopes for the event.

“Cancer is bigger than just one person. Cancer is a shared human experience,” Long said. “Every single person has known someone who has been afflicted with the disease. Relay for Life grants a special opportunity for communities around the world to realize this and come together to eliminate it, turning one person into many.”