University of Northern Iowa
The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is a unique celebration of
life in honor and in memory of those whose lives have been touched by
cancer. It has been described as a "huge compassionate support group"-
a place where friends, family, and loved ones join to celebrate
survivorship and to honor those who have lost the battle. Relay For
Life involves teams of 8-15 people who take turns walking around the
UNI Dome all night long. A party-like atmosphere prevails as team
members camp out for the duration of the event to enjoy music, food,
fun, entertainment, and activities while building camaraderie with
fellow teammates and participants. Money is raised through team
donations secured from family, friends, companies, and corporations.
WHEN: April 13th and 14th from 6 P.M. to 6
WHERE: University of Northern Iowa, inside the McLeod Center next to the dome. Need Directions to the Mcleod Center? CLICK HERE!
WHO: Everyone who wants to have fun and do their part in the fight against cancer.
HOW: Form a team of 8-15 people. Assign a team captain. Click here to form a team or to find more information. You can also make a secure online donation supporting our event by clicking here.
It will be a night of fun celebrating “HOPE” with an estimated 2,000
fellow participants. Also, the money we raise helps support programs of
the American Cancer Society such as research, education, advocacy, and
service-locally, statewide, and nationally.
BENEFITS: It will be a night you and friends will cherish for a lifetime. Our goal is to raise $100,000 for the American
Cancer Society, so we need your participation and support.
Cancer survivors from around the community and state are invited to
take a victory lap and be honored by fellow participants. Participants
are strongly encouraged to invite all friends and family who have
overcome or are currently fighting cancer. It will take place at
approximately 6:30 P.M. Friday. Survivorship is our reason to Relay,
and this highlight of the UNI Relay will be inspiring to all in
An inspiring and emotional luminaria ceremony that pays tribute to
those who have been affected by cancer. The ceremony will take place
between 7:30 and 8 P.M. Friday. Luminarias are purchased (suggested $10
donation) in honor of those who have survived their battle with cancer,
for those still fighting, and in memory of those who have courageously
lost the battled to the disease. The luminarias are kept burning
through the night to represent the healing power of the community and
the importance of finding a cure. Everyone’s encouraged to decorate
your own luminaria (materials available at event) for that special
someone. Pictures can also be attached to the luminarias.
FIGHT BACK CEREMONY:
We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to
put an end to the disease. This ceremony gives participants the tools
they need to continue in the fight against cancer ALL YEAR LONG.
Please feel free to bring your own food or refreshments to the event.
Coolers are welcome. No alcohol or tobacco products allowed. You may
bring a tent, boom box, blankets, cards, or games etc. There will be
entertainment, such as live bands and karaoke, and contests throughout
the event. Participants should bring money for contest entries, food,
and Relay merchandise.
For more information please contact Brady White. or Emily Droessler