For Immediate Release—Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Contact:

Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

mccrank@geneseo.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY

Relay for Life at SUNY Geneseo April 14-15

WHO: More than 600 Geneseo students and alumni, divided into approximately 80 teams of eight to 15 people, will participate in Relay for Life, at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

WHAT: This will be the second year the fund-raising event Relay for Life will be held at SUNY Geneseo. Teams comprising Geneseo students and alumni will walk around the track of Kuhl Gymnasium throughout the night and into the morning hours. The event will feature a talk by a Geneseo student who has survived cancer, as well as live entertainment by several bands. To date, more than $33,000 has been raised, with a goal of reaching $70,000 by the end of the event.

WHEN: From 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, to 7 a.m. Sunday, April 15. Interested members of the college and local communities can register throughout the night. 

WHERE: Kuhl Gymnasium in the Merritt Athletic Center at SUNY Geneseo. 

WHY: The overnight relay celebrates cancer survivorship and raises money for research and programs of the American Cancer Society.

MEDIA: For more information, visit www.geneseo.edu/~cac/ or contact student organizer Katelyn Schreiber at (716) 440-2286. Note: This number is for the media only and not for publication.

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Written by Joe Mignano, public relations intern in the Office of Communications and Publications.

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