February 22, 2024

UMW Relay for Life Raises More than $66,000

The University of Mary Washington’s anti-cancer charity fundraiser Relay for Life raised more than $65,000, easily doubling the funds collected in 2010.

Having raised $32,000 last year, UMW student organizers of the relay had set an ambitious goal of $50,000 for the 2011 event.

“Though last-minute plans changed because of the weather, we were still able to blow our $50,000 goal out of the water — and had a great time doing it! Thank you to everyone who came out in support of UMW Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society,” Samantha Luffy, senior spirit chair, said in her post on UMW’s Facebook wall.

Nearly 500 students, staff and community members participated in the event, which began 3 p.m. April 2. Teams walked until 3 a.m. April 3.

Read more about the event.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.