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Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) Hosts Relay for Life to Raise Money for the American Cancer Society

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Posted on Friday, May 5, 2017

There is still time to register for Westminster College’s Relay for Life on Saturday, May 6. The opening ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Registration and further instructions are available online. Due to bad weather conditions, the event will be held indoors at Old 77.

Although the Relay happens indoors this year, participators can still expect a day full of events and entertainment. The Survivor Lap starts at 11:15 a.m. followed by Zumba beginning at noon. Also, there will be performances from the Nasturtium Quartet at 3:30 and Adam Kaiser at 6 p.m. The luminaria/closing ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.

For the first time in Relay history at Westminster, the College’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is leading the event after being involved in past years. Before taking over the event this year, the fundraising goal for this year was set at $14,300.

Nikki Savini, junior business administration major and president of CAC, thinks it would be amazing to reach that fundraising goal. However due to undisclosed occurrences and a late start, CAC has set a new goal of around $7000 and have currently raised over $6000.

With support from the brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sodexo, Tuscany Square and Alpha Phi Omega, Savini believes the impact that Westminster's Relay for Life has on the New Wilmington community is truly something special.

“Throughout this journey, I've had the opportunity to work with some of the most driven and generous individuals who are all fighting for the same cause-to best cancer,” says Savini. “In my opinion, everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another, which is why this event is so significant. The American Cancer Society uses these donations to provide treatment and care for patients, research, and educational programming.”

Savini would like to like to thank CAC members for all the hard work they have done to ensure Relay's success and to those who have been such strong supporters.

For more information, contact Tom Fields at or 724-946-7190.