SMU’s Relay for Life coming Friday, April 8

SMU will particapate in the cancer-fighting Relay for Life from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 8.

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By Milan Khatami
SMU News

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU will celebrate its 13th year of participation in Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser where volunteers walk or run for pledged donations, on Bishop Boulevard from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 8.

Relay for Life LogoWith more than 1,500 participants signed up for the event, SMU Relay for Life already has raised more than $134,000.

The opening ceremony is at 6 p.m., followed by a survivors and caregivers lap around the Boulevard at 6:10 p.m. Luminarias will be lit at 9 p.m. to remember loved ones lost to cancer and support people who are fighting the disease or have fought cancer in the past. Luminarias can be purchased for $10 prior to the event by contacting Lauren Brandt, at Closing ceremonies will take place at 11:45 p.m.

“I am so passionate about Relay for Life because too many of my loved ones have been affected by this disease,” said Katie Meier, SMU co-chair of Relay for Life. “I am also passionate about Relay because I truly believe that one day the world will be cancer-free. Every dollar that is raised for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society gets us one step and one day closer to that world.”

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is designed to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local campus, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path.

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