Relay For Life Kickoff This Sunday – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Relay For Life Kickoff This Sunday

The 2010 Relay for Life will kick off this Sunday, Dec. 6.  Chi Phi fraternity is hosting the kickoff at 573 South Main Street, from 1 to 3 p.m., with the goal of rallying excitement on campus for Relay for Life and raising awareness about its purpose. 

There will be live performances from Three Miles Lost, Hobartones and Perfect Third.  Coffee will be served from The Coffee House in downtown Geneva, as well as baked goods, and student artwork will be on sale with all proceeds going to the 2010 Relay for Life.  On-site registration will be encouraged with early-bird rates and prizes. 

Allison Sperling ’10, co-chair of Relay for Life, is very enthusiastic about the kickoff, “We are really looking forward to the event–we’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about the acapella groups and The Coffee House, so we’re hoping for a nice turnout.” She adds Sunday afternoon is a great time to take a study break, enjoy some good music and coffee, and learn a little bit more about why the Colleges are so dedicated to helping the American Cancer Society. “It’s going to be a really fun way to kick off the countdown to Relay!”

Relay for Life is an event that will be held on campus April 10, 2010 in Bristol Gymnasium.  The event is co-hosted by the Colleges and the American Cancer Society and is meant to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At the Relay, teams of people camp out in the gym and take turns walking or running around a track. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight. 

To create your Relay team, go to and sign up today!

The photo above was taken at last year’s Relay for Life.