On a night dedicated to honoring survivors, remembering victims
and saving lives, St. John’s University’s student-run, eighth
annual Relay for Life
raised a record-breaking $105,130 in contributions to the American Cancer Society.
The 12-hour event, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, drew
more than 1,800 participants—including 1,639 students—to
Carnesecca Arena on the Queens, NY,
campus. They transformed the basketball court into a festive great
hall filled with folding chairs, purple-and-white balloons and
blankets as students prepared to camp there overnight.
The second annual Relay for Life at St. John’s Staten Island campus
raised $24,595, nearly $10,000 over goal. The six-hour event, also
held at 6 p.m. on April 19, drew more than 250 students and guests
to the Campus Center Gym for food, raffles and live
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