WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College held its ninth annual Relay For Life
from 6 p.m. Friday, March 22, to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Collegeâ€™s
Recreation Center. The event raised $24,158 to benefit the American Cancer
Society, according to Relay For Life chair Briana Wingrove, a junior psychology
major from Williamsport.
The Lycoming chapter of Colleges Against Cancer
hosted the event, which had a birthday theme. Clubs and organizations decorated
birthday party-themed tables and provided snacks, activities and a variety of
entertainment during the 12-hour walk-a-thon. Students and faculty competed in
volleyball, dodgeball, a cupcake decorating contest and trivia.
Also during the event, Wingrove said 15 people
donated 8 inches or more of their hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, an
organization that provides free hairpieces to cancer patients.
is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the
undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program,
vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student
outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1
institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near
the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the
50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more
information, visit www.lycoming.edu.