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UAlbany Community Raises Money to Fight Cancer Through Relay for Life

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 15, 2016) – The University at Albany community raised $35,000 at its annual Relay for Life event on April 9-10 in SEFCU Arena.

At the event, UAlbany, students, faculty, and staff forfeited a night’s sleep to walk the arena’s track, fundraising for the American Cancer Society, and showing support for friends and family who have been affected by disease. 700 people and 65 teams participated.

Since 2005, UAlbany has raised more than $1 million for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life, making it one of the largest contributors among Capital Region colleges and universities.

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

To learn more about UAlbany’s Relay for Life, visit its official Facebook page. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society through August here.

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