The Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter surpassed last year's fundraising total by raising more than $36,000 for the fight against cancer during the ninth annual Relay for Life even on campus 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 $266,000 since its inception.
The 2019 Misericordia University Relay for Life in the Anderson Sports and Health Center featured 40 teams. The top fundraisers included Misericordia University field hockey, $3,368; Misericordia Student Occupational Therapy Association, $2,131; Misericordia University cheerleading 2, $1,473; Misericordia University cheerleaders, $1,254, and R-Killin' Cancer, $1,243.
The Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter raised more than $36,000 during the ninth annual Relay for Life on campus. The student organization has raised more than $266,000 since its inceptions. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation to the American Cancer Society, first row from left are Alyssa Chesek, Taylor, Pa.; Alexa Wolfgang, Hegins, Pa.; Katie Bowman, Hegins, Pa.; Catherine Silveri, Plains, Pa.; Michaela Daley, Doylestown, Pa.; Olivia Johnson, Jamison, Pa.; Elizabeth Pedro, advisor, Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter; Casey Lello, Hudson, Pa.; Mary Pistack, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Raelynn Micka, Williamstown, N.J., and Erika Golik, Yardville, N.J.; second row, Dana Stroup, Shohola, Pa.; Megan Florio, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Kelsey Gryckiewicz, Sewell, N.J.; Thomas Weiskircher, Huntingtown, Md.; Kelsey Shoemaker, Audubon, Pa.; Kassie Cebula, Bear Creek, Pa.; Maura Lundy, Dalmatia, Pa.; Monica Mahon, Tuckerton, N.J.; Kailey Vogl, Wexford, Pa.; Karen Raum, Cedar Grove, N.J.; Cindy Delaney, American Cancer Society, and Gabby Sherman, Staten Island, N.Y.; third row, Portia Weidlich, Pittston, Pa.; Ciara Bannon, Hazleton, Pa.; Morgan Karas, Orangeville, Pa.; Abigail Applegate, Palmerton, Pa.; Alyssa Acker, Palmerton, Pa.; Hailey Kubiski, Hunlock Creek, Pa.; Meredith Lambertino, Hammonton, N.J.; Erin McCawley, Horseheads, N.Y.; Madison Fleischman, West Valley, N.Y., and Kristen Soloweij, Wyalusing, Pa.