2003 Relay For Life
2003 was the first year for the Relay For Life at
the University of Northern Iowa. About five people organized the first
Relay. It was held in the Price Lab gym. It was a great success for our
first annual Relay For Life here at UNI. With the help of the community
and the 400 participants, we raised over $12,000 for the American
2004 Relay For Life
Our second annual Relay For Life showed the
dedication and compassion of the students at the University of Northern
Iowa and the Cedar Valley community. The Relay took place April 15
th-16 th in the UNI Dome. There were approximately 1,000 participants
that celebrated with us. Over $26,000 was raised for the American
2005 Relay For Life
Our third annual Relay For Life at UNI was our
break-through year. As you may recall, we set an early goal to become
one of the premier college Relays in the Midwest and touch a lot of
lives in the process. It ended up being a very, very successful Relay
as we had hoped. In fact, we raised the most money per number of
students of any college in the Midwest Division. About forty committee
members recruited about 1,500 participants to join our celebration of
HOPE. At the end of the night, our participants had raised over $73,000
for the American Cancer Society. In just three years at a college
campus, the UNI students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding
community have joined together to show our overwhelming support for
those who have felt the horrible effects of cancer.
2006 Relay For Life
Our fourth annual Relay For Life of UNI was our
best year yet. Our dedicated committee and community raised an
impressive $103,000 for the American Cancer Society with an estimated
1500 participants. This helped the Relay For Life of UNI rank #5 in the
nation per capita for a school our size.
2007 Relay For Life
Our 2007 Relay for life was a success with an
estimated $86,000 raised and 1500 participants filling the UNI-Dome.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great year.
2008 Relay For Life
Our sixth annual Relay For Life of UNI was another
success! We raised around $80,000 and had around 1,500 participants! We
also had our first Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back Ceremony this
year and those featured wonderful survivor and caregiver speakers. We
were again ranked the #1 fundraising event for schools our size in the
Midwest! Thank you to everyone who came and participated!
2009 Relay For Life
2010 Relay For Life
2011 Relay For Life
This year UNI's Relay for Life won
the National Advacacy Award along with UNI's Distinguished Program of
the Year! This years relay destroyed its goal of 75,000 dollars and
raised 97,000 dollars! UNI put on its first ever mini Relay
at the Price Lab school in Cedar Falls. Thanks to everyone
who participate for more birthdays and made this such a successful year.
2012 Relay For Life
To be determined by you! Taking
place April 13th and 14th from 6pm to 6 am. Come, have some fun and
fight cancer all at once!