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Lycoming College gearing up for annual Relay for Life

Lycoming College gearing up for annual Relay for Life

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Lycoming College sorority Beta Phi Gamma is once again sponsoring Relay for Life, on Friday, April 19, from 4-8 p.m., in the Keiper Recreation Center on the Lycoming campus. This year’s event will be Taylor Swift-themed and offer a fun Friday evening for students and all Williamsport community members and their families, while raising funds to take action against cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support. Participants can register for the event as a team, or join a team upon arrival at the event. Walk-in registrations are also welcome.

Relay for Life is a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society where participants take turns walking around a track non-stop to signify that cancer never sleeps. At Lycoming, individuals and teams of students, faculty, and staff from across campus raise money for cancer research by selling treats and providing fun activities for participants. This year, the sisters of Beta Phi Gamma have outdone themselves with activities including:

  • Spider Jump. Jump, flip, and twirl through the air with friends while harnessed to the Spider Jump!
  • Mario Kart Tournament. Battle Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and the rest of the gang in a race to the finish line!
  • Hip-Hop Dance Lesson. Join students and community members to take part in this popular form of dance.
  • Friendship Bracelets. Grab your bestie and weave bracelets for each other to symbolize the strength of your friendship.
  • Karate Lesson. Learn the basics of this Japanese martial art that seeks to develop defensive and counterattack body movements.

In addition, participants can stop by many other fundraising tables for candies, games, a listening party, themed backdrops, educational information, and more.

Luminaria Ceremony
Relay for Life culminates with the signature Luminaria Ceremony, which closes out the event every year. The special moment serves to help participants remember loved ones who were lost to the disease. Click here to light a candle in memory of a loved one who has had cancer or in support of a caregiver.

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