Relay For Life of Penn State set for April 5, 6

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Relay For Life of Penn State will be held from 2 p.m. April 5 to 2 p.m. April 6 at Medlar Field. Relay For Life is a 2- hour walk-a-thon that raises funds and awareness about all types of cancer.

Relay For Life is an American Cancer Society event held all over the country to provide support and raise awareness and funds to fight against cancer and bring the community together.

Following the opening ceremony, the Survivor Ceremony will occur at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, April 5, to celebrate the survivors' win in the battle against cancer and to remind people that hope is always present.

The Luminaria Ceremony, perhaps the most famous ceremony of Relay For Life, will begin at 8:30 p.m. April 5. The ceremony will include the lighting of luminarias around the track, speeches and the release of lanterns.

There will also be games, entertainment and other activities.

There are more than 120 teams signed up for Relay For Life 2014. To form a team, go to

On March 26, Relay For Life of Penn State held the 10th annual birthday party in the HUB-Robeson Center to celebrate a world with more birthdays as the American Cancer Society aims to save lives. There was a birthday cake, games, merchandise sales and the opportunity for participants to make a poster about who they "Relay" for. Also, cancer survivor Kaitlyn Sukovich spoke of her fight against cancer. She is 16-years cancer free and has been an active participant in Relay For Life since she was 6 years old. 

March. 26 also marked the beginning of the Starbucks in the HUB allowing anyone to cut the line for a $5 donation to Relay for Life.

Last Updated March 31, 2014