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UW-Whitewater Relay for Life 2019

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UW-Whitewater Relay for Life 2019

Each year, Colleges Against Cancer holds a Relay for Life for students and community of Whitewater.  This year, we are hoping to surpass our goal of $5000 and help celebrate, remember, and fight back!  

Our theme for the event is DISNEY!  Feel free to dress up and come ready to participate in many different Disney themed games and activities.  

Registration starts at 7pm and Opening Ceremony begins at 8pm.  Please donate and join us for a night of fun!

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When
Friday May 3rd
7pm-12am
Where
D.L.K. Kachel Fieldhouse, Schwager Drive, Whitewater, WI, USA
907 W Schwager Dr, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA

Story

One person can make a difference. In May 1985, Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, raising money to help the American Cancer Society with the nation’s biggest health concern: cancer.

Gordy spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at the University of Puget Sound. Friends, family, and patients watched and supported him as he walked and ran more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000 through pledges to help save lives from cancer. As he circled the track, he thought of how he could get others to take part. He envisioned having teams participate in a 24-hour fundraising event. The next year, 19 teams were part of the first Relay For Life event at the historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000.

After previously battling stomach cancer, Gordy passed away from heart failure on August 3, 2014 at the age of 71. But his legacy lives on. He shaped an idea that started as one man walking and running a track and helped turn it into a global fundraising phenomenon.

Posted by Julia Graybill