Relay for Life raises more than $100,000 for American Cancer Society

FIU students, staff and members of the community celebrated raising $104,500 to support the American Cancer Society and its mission to find a cure for cancer at the 13th annual FIU Relay for Life, held Feb. 24-25.

As one of the university’s most anticipated philanthropic events, the overnight event featured dunk tanks, chocolate fountains, music performances and delicious food on-the go.

“Relay for Life is truly a remarkable event,” said Patty Lopez Guerrero, director of the Center for Leadership and Service. “For 12 hours, 85 teams comprised of our FIU community celebrated life by honoring those who have overcome cancer and remembering those who lost the fight. I’m incredibly proud of the 48-student steering committee who organized this event this year. Without the student leadership, this philanthropy event would not be possible.”

Since its inception FIU Relay for Life has donated more than $1 million to the American Cancer Society.