Monday, March 29, 2010

Saint Mary’s invites public to Relay for Life April 9-10

WINONA, Minn. — The Saint Mary’s University Colleges Against Cancer group invites the community to its 2010 Relay for Life — to be held 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. April 9-10 in Saint Mary’s Gostomski Fieldhouse.

Teams comprised of friends, families and coworkers will join together for this fundraising effort which celebrates people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

Team members spend the night walking around SMU’s indoor track from dusk to dawn to represent the 24-hour fight against cancer. Each team raises money for the American Cancer Society. Activities planned throughout the night include a silent auction, bingo, games, and a performance by a musical alumni group, Koo Koo Kangaroo.

If you are thinking about creating a team; if you would like to come and support the American Cancer Society’s efforts; if you would like to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those you have lost; or if you would like to be recognized as a survivor and have your success celebrated, come to this event. Participants are welcome to stay for as much or as little as their schedules allow. For more information, contact Leslie Paquette at