First-Ever Relay for Life at GCC to Mark Presidential Inauguration

Genesee Community College's Wellness Center is joining forces with the American Cancer Society to sponsor the schools' first ever Relay for Life. The GCC event will be a ‘mini’ version of the relays, which traditionally take place overnight. The campus relay is set for May 1, 2012 from 3:00pm-9:00pm at the Student Union during the week-long celebration of the Inauguration of new GCC President Dr. James Sunser.

Batavia, New York - Genesee Community College’s Wellness Center is joining forces with the American Cancer Society to sponsor the schools’ first ever Relay for Life. The GCC event will be a “mini” version of the relays, which traditionally take place overnight. The campus relay is set for May 1, 2012 from 3:00pm-9:00pm at the Student Union during the week-long celebration of the Inauguration of new GCC President Dr. James Sunser.

The relay is run (or walked) in segments by teams, with sponsors donating to support their favorite team. To register your team, or donate to another team, click here: http://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY12EA?fr_id=44496&pg....

Each run starts with a Survivors Lap – an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories they have achieved over cancer, and ends with a Luminaria Ceremony at dusk, which honors people who have been touched by cancer and remembers those who lost their battle against the disease. The ceremony includes simple white bags that represent someone who has been affected by cancer. The bags are filled with sand and a blazing candle is set inside to illuminate the path of the relay.

GCC’s theme for the inaugural run is “Birthday Party: Celebrating New Beginnings” which reflects not only on the commencement of a new president, but recognizes that each birthday is a celebration of life and a victory over disease.

You can also learn more by visiting the American Cancer Society’s relay website: http://www.relayforlife.org/learn/whatisrelay/index?gclid=CNyApqTtwK8CFY....

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