The tenth annual FIU Relay For Life, held Feb. 28, raised a record-breaking $115,000, surpassing its $100,000 goal. One of the biggest student fundraisers on campus, the event raises money for American Cancer Society programs on education, patience services, cancer research and prevention studies.
A record 103 teams and 1,376 people participated in this year’s event held in front of the Ryder Business Building, including groups of students and student-athletes, faculty/staff, administrators, alumni and community members. The atmosphere was one of celebration and fun with more than 4,000 people attending throughout the night.
As usual, the all-night relay began with the traditional Survivors’ Lap, followed by the Luminaria ceremony. On the main stage, more than 200 girls cut their hair and donated their locks to cancer patients.