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Relay for Life raises more than $200,000

More than 2,000 students participated in the 16th annual UGA Relay for Life overnight from April 17-18 in the main gym at the Ramsey Student Center. The night culminated with the announcement that the student fundraising teams had raised a total of $203,396.31 toward this year’s campaign. The top fundraising team was Alpha Chi Omega, which raised $16,130.

The UGA event is notable for being Relay for Life’s first event organized by, led by and composed entirely of college students. The student group, led this year by senior Savannah Grow, is an affiliate of Relay for Life that is registered with UGA Student Affairs’ Center for Student Organizations. The university’s intramural fields traditionally play host to the event, but for the third year in a row, rain forced the event indoors.

UGA Relay for Life has raised more than $3 million for the American Cancer Society since the first relay in 1999 and annually ranks as one of the top collegiate relays in the nation.

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