Annual Relay for Life Returns to St. John's University, April 4

Thursday, April 3, 2014

St. John’s University will once again be celebrating the lives of those affected by cancer through the student-driven American Cancer Society Relay for Life walkathon on the Queens and Staten Island campuses Friday, April 4, where the ultimate goal is to eradicate cancer. 

Both events begin at 6 p.m., with the Relay for Life in Queens taking place in Carnesecca Arena, and the Staten Island walkathon taking place in the Campus Center Gym. Participants will join together to raise money to fight cancer by participating in this all-night walkathon.  Last year, St. John’s University raised a record-breaking $105,130.

What:       St. John’s University’s Annual American Cancer Society 
                 Relay for Life Walkathon

When:      Friday, April 4
                6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Where:    Carnesecca Arena, St. John’s University Queens Campus
                8000 Utopia Pkwy
                Queens, NY 

               Campus Center Gym, St. John’s University Staten Island Campus
                300 Howard Avenue
                Staten Island, NY

Relay for Life is an international effort in which communities raise funds for cancer research, celebrate the courage of survivors, and honor those who have died.

For information regarding the Queens event, please contact Mary H. Pelkowski, Associate Dean for Student Engagement, Division of Student Affairs, by calling 718-990-1420 or e-mail inquiries to pelkowsm@stjohns.edu. Please contact Audra Goodman, Associate Director of Resident Life, for information about the Staten Island event by calling 718-390-4443, or by e-mail to goodmaa1@stjohns.edu.

For media inquiries, please contact the Office of Media Relations at St. John’s by calling (718) 990-2451, or by e-mail to mediarelations@stjohns.edu.