Campus to Host Marion County Relay for Life on June 6

Monday, June 02, 2014

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the Marion County Relay for Life on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Events will take place in the lawn area in front of the Education Building. Relay for Life teams from across the county will be selling food and other items to benefit Relay for Life.

The FSU Fighting Falcons team will be selling raffle tickets for baskets beginning at 4 p.m. June 6 in front of the Turley Center. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted at our team's location. Led by Patti Murray-Fidura, the team has raised more than $2,500 so far this year.

According to the event’s web site, 31 teams with more than 270 members will be participating in this year’s relay. To date, the Relay for Life of Marion County has raised over $47,000.

Opening Ceremony—6 p.m.: The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress and to remind everyone that fighting cancer is a year-round priority.

Survivor Lap—6:15 p.m.: During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.

Luminaria Ceremony—Time TBD: The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.