Dominican stages "Relay for Life" walkathon

Dominican University of California students, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in the third annual “Relay for Life” walkathon on April 12-13 in the Conlan Center. Organized by Dominican students, with the assistance of Campus Ministry, the 24-hour event raised nearly $10,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The event began on April 12 with 11 teams and 78 participants registered for opening ceremonies followed by a survivors’ lap, which paid tribute to cancer survivors. There was a wheelbarrow race at noon followed by a limbo contest.

Teams walked around the perimeter of the basketball court, while activities took place in the middle of the court. Planned activities included a Zumba class, live music, improv dance, karaoke, movies and even musical chairs. Faculty and students from Dominican's Department of Nursing were on hand to demonstrate and assist. Food was served throughout the event.

There was a luminaria candle-lighting ceremony on April 12 at 7 p.m.  The closing ceremony was  at 10:30 a.m. on April 13.

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Money raised by “Relay for Life” supports American Cancer Society programs for research, education, service and advocacy.

For more information about Dominican’s “Relay For Life” event, contact Lianni Castro, at [email protected]  or call (415) 482-3569.