YSU Relay raises $10K-plus for cancer society


Some had lost family members to cancer.

Others knew friends, classmates or acquaintances who had been affected by the disease.

Others knew survivors or were survivors themselves.

All were among the participants in Youngstown State University’s Relay for Life Saturday at Beeghly Center.

The event, which had a carnival theme this year, raised more than $10,000 for the American Cancer Society.

“It’s to raise money, not just for cancer research, but the American Cancer Society also provides money for transportation to treatment, things like that,” explained event leader Ben Dalrymple.

The relay ran from noon to 8 p.m. It featured games, performances by YSU’s hip-hop team and an a capella group, as well as the event’s luminaria ceremony, which honors survivors, people currently fighting cancer, and loved ones lost to cancer. The luminarias spelled out “Hope” on Beeghly Center’s bleachers.

Read more about the event in Sunday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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