Western Relay’s for life

Sigma Alpha Omega's fish pong for Relay. Photo: Jillian Woods.

Around 1000 students, faculty, community members and cancer survivors participated in WCU’s Relay for Life Friday night.

Beginning at 6 p.m. the all night festival continued on until 6:30 a.m. Saturday.  People walked, played games, ate food and listened to music all night to raise money for The American Cancer Society.

Various clubs and organizations perched tents, tables, blankets and even trampolines on the UC Lawn for the night.  Each table was something different to do and different people to see.

Javier Colon, winner of the first season of NBC’s hit show The Voice, made a special appearance thanks to WCU SGA. Students had the opportunity to meet and greet Colon before the show and enjoy a free concert in the new campus central quad. Colon performed songs from his new album “Come through for you” and crwod favorites from his season on The Voice.

“I dream of a cancer free world, where no more little girls have to lose their heroes much too early like I lost mine,” Lauren Moore, has lost family members to cancer.

Participants raised over $20,000 to beat last year’s total by $2,000.