April 16, 2010
ATLANTA. – Several members of the Georgia Tech swimming & diving team will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life this evening on the Tech campus. The event, which will take place on the Campus Recreation Center fields, begins at 7 p.m. this evening and runs to 7 a.m. tomorrow morning.
The Yellow Jacket swimming & diving teams, who have been accumulating funds for the American Cancer Society all season, will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.
Earlier this season, Georgia Tech also took part in the “Hour of Power relay”, in which funds donated went to cancer research.