Written by Christine Sharon.
The Relay For Life (RFL) organization is making its way back to Concordia University Wisconsin’s campus later this month.
For the third consecutive year, the RFL will hold the annual event in the Rev. John Buuck Fieldhouse. The organization increased participation by 20 people from 2016 to 2017. They hope to keep that number increasing for 2018.
This year, Kayla Weiss is the new head officer in charge. In previous years, RFL and the American Cancer Society have sent a representative to organize the event, but this year the event is DIY, meaning the university and students are fully in charge.
Weiss has over six years of experience with RFL and is excited to be taking on the challenges of running the event with some help from a few other committees with entertainment, donations, logistics, and marketing.
People from all backgrounds can get involved in the event. Weiss got involved to help eventually stop our loved ones’ struggle.
“It is extremely important to me because I have had several family members diagnosed with cancer. Most recently, my aunt was diagnosed with cancer. I went to California over spring break to help take her to different appointments during her treatment,” Weiss said.
According to CUW’s RFL website and schedule, the event will include different activities throughout the night to keep participants occupied and having fun. This year will feature a superhero theme and games that coincide with this theme. The activities include a survivor dinner, extreme musical chairs, dodgeball, water pong, hair donations, Zumba, and lip-sync battles.
For more information on the event, visit the Rev. John Buuck Fieldhouse beginning 6 PM April 27, or click this link to create a team.