Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Annual Relay For Life raises $24,158 for American Cancer Society

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 College’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.

Lycoming College 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