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MC to host 12-hour Relay For Life event

Monmouth College will host an American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life on April 20 at 6 p.m. in the Huff Athletic Center.

The fun-filled overnight event, which will conclude at 6 a.m. on April 21, is designed to celebrate cancer survivorship and raise money for the ACS. Among the highlights will be the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m., a survivor speech at 8 p.m., dance and talent contests on both sides of the midnight hour and dodgeball at 5 a.m.

“We are encouraging faculty and staff members to become more involved this year,” said senior Jennifer Rice, who serves as president of MC’s Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) chapter. “Individuals can also make donations by going to our website.”

To register as a participant or a survivor, or to make a donation, go to More information is available through Rice via email at or through CAC communication chair Kevin Lindsay (

Relay For Life began as a one-man effort by Dr. Gordy Klatt in 1985 in Tacoma, Wash. It has grown into a major national and international fundraiser in the fight against cancer. During the event, teams of volunteers gather at schools, fairgrounds or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.