Harrisburg Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society
Harrisburg Correspondent - Published: October 20, 2011
The Harrisburg campus raised $19,211.88 for the American Cancer Society at the third annual Relay for Life event on Saturday, October 15th. The total once again surpassed the previous year’s efforts.

The day kicked off around 9 a.m. with an opening speech by third year student and Relay for Life coordinator Megan Henry. Bagel Lovers Café provided breakfast, and there were games, raffles, and a dunk tank throughout the morning. Generous sponsors also provided lunch, with Christopher’s donating pizza, Sandella’s donating wraps, and Kaplan donating soda and sandwiches.

Afternoon events included an egg toss, a pickup soccer game, trivia games, and a corn hole tournament. The Olive Garden donated dinner. The entire day also featured a DJ playing music as well.

The traditional luminaria ceremony took place at 8 p.m. John Segneri from the Voices of Hope Organization and Assistant Professor of Legal Methods Dionne Anthon spoke at the event about their experiences with cancer and what the American Cancer Society does to not only help those in treatment but their families as well.

The top fundraising teams were: 1) Faculty Team, 2) SBA team, 3) Team awesome, and 4) PYA starts. The top individual fundraisers were: 1) Professor Anthon, 2) Megan Henry, 3) Kristin Potter, 4) Brooke Anderson, and 5) Peter Aziz.