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OLD DOMINION WILL HOST AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S RELAY FOR LIFE FRIDAY NIGHT AT POWHATAN FIELD

Participants and teams from the campus community will take part in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the society's largest fund-raising and community awareness event, Friday evening.

The relay at Old Dominion will begin with an opening ceremony at 7 p.m. at Powhatan Field, followed by a luminary ceremony at 9 p.m.

An overnight community celebration, the event will feature teams of 10 to 15 members that raise donations before and during the relay. Teams pledge to have one member on the track at all times, walking or running. Each team is offered a campsite and encouraged to stay overnight, enjoying a festival-style atmosphere with music, food, games, entertainment, competition and camaraderie. Prizes will be awarded based on the amount of money raised.

Old Dominion is reportedly the only university in Virginia to have its own relay. Last year 12 teams raised $12,500. This year's goal is 25 teams and $25,000. Each team member is asked to collect $10 from 10 people for luminaries to recognize cancer survivors they know or to honor the memory of a family member, friend or co-worker who has died of cancer.

For more information contact Sharifa Charlery: 683-3446 or schar001@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: March 27, 2000

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