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Relay for Life raises more than $34,000 for battle against cancer
Posted 05/09/2018 11:08AM

The Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter surpassed an overall donation total of $230,000 at the eighth annual Relay for Life by raising more than $34,000 during the campus event in April.

The student-run fundraiser for the American Cancer Society has grown incrementally since it raised $7,000 during its inaugural effort in 2011. Overall, the annual event has raised more than $230,741.45 since its inception.

The 2018 Misericordia University Relay for Life in the Anderson Sports and Health Center featured 41 teams, including Misericordia University Field Hockey, $3,502; Misericordia University Women's Soccer, $2,628; Build the Fun, $2,054; R-Killin' Cancer, $1,848, and the Misericordia University National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association Chapter. Sponsors included T.J. Cannon, Toyota of Scranton, WOC Energy, Nativity of Our Lord, and the Coughlin High School Key Club.

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The Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter officially raised $34,053.39 during the eighth annual Relay for Life on campus. Overall, the annual event has raised more than $230,741.45 since its inception in 2011. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation with the American Cancer Society, first row from left, are Zach Moody, Clarence, Pa.; Elizabeth Pedro, advisor, Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter; Olivia Sumeriski, Toms River, N.J., and Kailee Crockett, Smithtown, N.Y., second row, Elizabeth Mosier, Towanda, Pa.; Cassy Silveri, Plains Twp., Pa.; Olivia Johnson, Jamison, Pa.; Michaela Daley, Doylestown, Pa.; Liz Perfetti, Bangor, Pa.; Agripina Torres, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Alyssa Acker, Palmerton, Pa.; third row, Trinity Sprague, Bel Air, Md.; Kaitlyn Burridge, Barton, N.Y.; Kristen Solowiej, Wyalusing, Pa.; Katie Bowman, Hegins, Pa.; Shayne Postiglione, Washingtonville, N.Y.; Katrina Giacumbo, Holmdel, N.J., and Talyor Webb, Clark, N.J.

Students walking from the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library


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