WCU hosts annual Relay For Life fundraiser

WCU hosted Relay For Life on the U.C. Lawn. Photo by Kayla Godfrey.

WCU hosted its 10th annual Relay For Life Fundraiser over Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13.

Students and volunteers spent the night on the UC lawn dancing, selling food and homemade items, playing games and sleeping in tents to raise money for cancer research.

Each team had to have at least one person walking the course at all times. Even though the temperature was 40 degrees and dropping, students stayed motivated and kept warm by doing Zumba, drinking energy drinks and taking small naps in the free tents provided by event staff.

After the Luminaria Ceremony, the teams had an even bigger incentive to keep going. The teams pushed hard to raise as much money as possible, bringing the total amount to $20,392.25.