Relay for Life of SMU set for April 9

Goal is to raise $100,000 for the American Cancer Society

Relay For Life of SMU, an annual event that raises funds for the American Cancer Society, will take place from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday on the University’s Bishop Boulevard.

The 12-hour walk, open to all students, faculty and staff, symbolizes that cancer never sleeps and we won't stop until we find a cure.  Relay For Life of SMU’s goal is to raise $100,000 in the 2009-2010 school year.

RFL will kick off Friday with an opening ceremony honoring and supporting survivors who have battled cancer.  Following the ceremony, there will be events such as soccer tournaments, live bands, and movie showings until 4 a.m. Saturday.

Bishop Boulevard will be closed between 4 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday for the event.  The Mustang Express shuttles will be rerouted during this time and will stop in front of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on Dyer Street instead of on Bishop.

Visit for more information, as well as to see lists of all the registered participants, survivors, money raised and events.

For questions, pleases contact RFL Event Chairs Liz Sullivan and Lindsay Johnston at

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