Source: Nipissing University
Nipissing University students hosting Relay for Life
October 18, 2006
North Bay, ON,
October 18, 2006 — Nipissing University students will be up all night on
October 20, but this all-nighter won’t involve cramming for an exam. The
university’s Inter-Residents’ Council will be battling cancer by hosting a
Relay for Life at Governors House Residence. The event begins at 7: 00 p.m.
Governors house is located on the corner of Cedar Heights Road and College
There are currently more than 160 participants registered. Students are
currently accepting pledges and participants for the event and will continue
to do so until Friday night.
"I am very excited about the turnout since it’s the first year we’ve held
the event," said Tara Soucie, Residence Programming Coordinator and one of
the event organizers. "Some students brought the idea forward based on
their excellent experiences with Relay for Life at their high school.
Everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. It is very rewarding
to see so many people coming together to support a great cause."
The Inter-Residents’ Council is looking for cancer survivors who are willing
to speak or participate in the first lap of the event. Survivors are
invited to a party with cake and coffee before the luminary ceremony at 7:00
Participants will walk or run laps on a track that has been set up in the
Governor’s house parking lot.
Organizers have provided plenty of entertainment for participants through
out the night. A D.J. will be playing music until 2 a.m. in addition to
other events such as soccer, dance aerobics and movies. They will be
providing a midnight pizza along with muffins, hot chocolate and coffee.
Businesses and individuals are encouraged to contact Soucie to make a
contribution to their event. For further information, or to make a
contribution, please contact: Tara Soucie, Residence Programming Coordinator
at 474-3450 ext 3702.