Florida Tech Rallies to Support Relay for Life

– Two events at Florida Tech on Jan. 18 will kick off the university’s participation as a host in the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life
event. At 2 p.m. campus organizers will place a permanent “Relay for Life” sign in the median of University Blvd., near Babcock St. “Florida Tech is the
first college in Brevard County to organize its own relay,” said Florida Tech freshman and campus Relay for Life spokesperson, Janet Becker.

At 5 p.m. campus organizers-faculty, staff and students-will host the campus Relay for Life kickoff in the Residence Quad, on Country Club Rd. “There will
be games, entertainment, give-aways , food and speakers who have survived cancer,” said Becker. “We encourage anyone to come to join a team, form a team or
donate money.”

The Relay for Life event takes place on April 1-2 at various locations throughout the county, depending on participating teams. Florida Tech teams will
complete relays in the Charles and Ruth Clemente Center for Sports and Recreation.

Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise funds for research and programs of the American Cancer Society.
During the event, individuals from teams of 10-15 members each take turns walking or running laps all night long. Each team tries to keep at least one team
member on the track at all times.

Florida Tech organizers have already received an American Cancer Society Pacesetter Award for success to-date in raising money and in putting together

For more information, contact Erin Pelletier at (321) 749-2751..

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