McKenna Gym was filled with music and an enjoyable atmosphere on Saturday, Feb. 28 as Seton Hill University (SHU) helped fight against cancer in the second Relay for Life event held on campus. Over $5,000 was raised, which was double the amount from last year. Funds raised at this event support the fight against breast cancer, lung cancer, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, bone cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, leukemia, Hodgkins Disease, skin cancer and others.
“I came out today because I care. I think it’s good to be apart of things like this. Also, seeing people have fun makes me happy,” said sophomore Mamush Wartu.
On one side of the gym there were basketball tournaments and the other had booths set up by the various clubs that attended. At each booth there were activities which students and faculty paid to participate in to support the cause. “We just wanted to show support for the school and raise money for the cause,” Rachael Zinn, a physician assistant student said on behalf of the Physician Assistant Club.
“I came out to support a great cause and have fun with my friends as well as unite the Seton Hill Community,” Brittany Gramm, freshman, said. A few activities that were found at this event were face-painting by the Communication Club, Jeopardy by the English Honor Society and Dance Club let students dance it up on the Wii.
“[It was] a great way to bring everyone together and raise awareness for cancer in a fun and enjoyable way,” Sahara Duncan, freshman, said.
Relay for Life was hosted by the MBA class Strategic Leadership in Sports Business. The clubs that attended were Seton Hill Field Hockey, Physician Assistant Club, Soccer, Communication Club, SHU CRU, Dance Club, Surgery Club, Students of the Arts and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.