Mansfield University Colleges Against Cancer to host virtual Relay for Life on Friday

2019 Relay for Life event organizers

MANSFIELD – The Mansfield University Colleges Against Cancer student organization will host a virtual Relay for Life on Friday, April 17.

Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Mansfield University students have organized the annual Relay for Life event at Kelchner Fitness Center on campus each year but have transitioned to a virtual relay in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We never anticipated a situation like this but are beyond grateful that we could have the show go on despite the setback,” explained senior Chelsea Thomas, event chair of MU Relay for Life. “We hope everyone enjoys this uniquely amazing experience.”

Participants of the virtual relay are asked to select one hour on Friday, April 17 to walk in support of the event. The walk can be done on a treadmill or outside on a trail or sidewalk while maintaining appropriate social distancing practices. Event organizers are encouraging relay walkers to post on social media with the hashtag #StilliWalk and #MansfieldVirtualRelay to show support for the cause.

The public can follow along with the virtual relay on the Mansfield University Relay for Life Instagram page @mu_relay4life.

Donations to the Mansfield University Virtual Relay for Life can be made HERE. Donations can also be made to an individual participant or team HERE.

Video of this year’s featured speakers Kelly and Chip Grose can be viewed below: