Campus News

Relay for Life participants

The UGA student chapter of the American Cancer Society invites faculty and staff to participate in the 6th annual Relay for Life.

The overnight event begins at 6 p.m. April 15 at Spec Towns Track and lasts until 8 a.m. the next day. Admission is free of charge for UGA faculty, staff and cancer survivors.

Throughout the night, teams walk the track in shifts. A continuous lineup of speakers, games, performances and other activities entertains participants and spectators.

Students all across campus have joined together to form relay teams to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Participants raise money by soliciting individual sponsorships or organizing group fund raisers. Faculty and staff can form relay teams of their own or support their students’ fund-raising efforts.

UGA students were the first in the country to organize Relay for Life on a college campus. Now more than 80 universities sponsor relays, but UGA’s remains the most successful. Last year’s total topped $216,000, making UGA the highest-earning college relay in the nation for five consecutive years. Organizers this year hope to raise at least $230,000.

To participate, contact the faculty-staff recruitment chair Lisa Manglass at or Maya J. Owens at For details on how to make a donation or sign up as a survivor, visit the Web site at