SHU to Host Fifth Annual Relay For Life

News Story: March 25, 2013

Sacred Heart University will hold its fifth annual Relay For Life fundraiser on Friday, April 26, starting at 6 p.m. in SHU’s William H. Pitt Center. A survivor’s reception will take place at 5 p.m. in the Pitt Center board room. The event is free and open to the public with donations encouraged. To create or join a team, or to make a donation, please visit

This year’s goal is $50,000, surpassing last year’s donations of $45,916. Last year, 40 teams participated with over 300 in attendance. This year, 24 clubs and organizations are already on board and have raised over $4,000. Sacred Heart’s Dance Team, Best Buddies, SHU Choirs, the Thomas More Honors Program and Greek Life are just some of the groups raising money for this worthy cause.

This year’s event is entitled “Relay Rewind,” and will incorporate themes from various decades, along with a desire to make cancer a thing of the past. Relay For Life at Sacred Heart is organized by students in support of the American Cancer Society. Student bands, performers and DJs will play throughout the night, and activities will include popular events such as a dodge ball tournament, scavenger hunt and Zumba.

If you have additional questions about this event or would like to donate food, beverages or raffle prizes, please contact any of the following by email:

Event Co-chairs:
Cambria Cormier ’13
Kaitlyn O'Gara ’13

Community Chair:
Barb Susi ’75