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JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA
Over 1,000 participants, in 80 teams, participated in the ninth annual Relay for Life fundraising event, raising $138,000 and beating the $133,000 raised in 2015.

Relay for Life Returns With Higher Participation, Donations

Eighty teams with over 1,000 participants raised over $138,000 at Georgetown’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society Friday, breaking 2015’s total of $133,000. The theme of this year’s Relay for Life was “Cirque du Relay,” where the Relay committee sought to create a carnival atmosphere[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

What’s After Dark Cuts Hurt Groups

One year after the Center for Student Engagement discontinued its What’s After Dark program due to university-wide budget cuts, several groups, including the Georgetown Program Board, Relay for Life and the Black Student Association continue to face difficulties in funding late-night programs. These groups traditionally used What’s After Dark funding[Read More…]

by November 4, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
While the annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society again saw a decline in donations, organizers saw an uptick in active participation.

Relay Fundraising Down

Although fundraising for the American Cancer Society through this year’s Relay for Life again declined from its 2010 peak, participants at Friday’s event were more active than in years past. This year, the event brought in a total of $113,681.78 for the ACS, compared to the nearly $150,000 that was[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
ALEXANDER BROWN/THE HOYA
Friday’s Big Sean concert benefitted from GPB’s 2014 budget.

What’s After Dark Cut Limits GPB

After attracting the likes of Big Sean, Calvin Harris and Wiz Khalifa in recent years, the Georgetown Program Board will face challenges procuring star headliners for its Spring Kickoff Concert with the event’s budget set to be cut by $15,000 next year. When the university discontinued What’s After Dark in[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Despite Shortcomings, Relay Still Saves Lives

No one will deny that recently, there has been a slump in funds raised for Georgetown’s annual Relay for Life event that benefits the American Cancer Society. It has been cited frequently by The Hoya and the Voice, and opinions have ranged from calling Relay “not the most worthwhile charity”[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Relay for Life Kicks Off With Columnist

Relay for Life Kicks Off With Columnist

New York Times columnist Suleika Jaouad shared her experience as a young adult battling cancer at the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kickoff on Wednesday evening. Jaouad was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in 2011, less than a year after graduating from Princeton University. “I didn’t know what was wrong.[Read More…]

by February 9, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

The Perils of Unpaid Internships

Over the course of my three unpaid internships in Washington, D.C., I’ve had great experiences, explored many careers and met some amazing individuals. But each of these great experiences has also required a significant chunk of change from my own pockets. Many students can’t afford to make the same investment[Read More…]

by June 17, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Rallying Relay

Since its introduction in 2007, Georgetown’s Relay for Life fundraiser has become a Hilltop fixture, uniting thousands of Georgetown students on an April night to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. The ceremony is the product of months of work and planning and, for many students, proves[Read More…]

by April 18, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Fundraising Slump Continues for Relay

Georgetown’s Relay for Life raised approximately $150,000 this year, $50,000 less than in 2012, continuing its steady decline since 2010. This year’s figure was a far cry from the peak of $400,000 in 2010 and the lowest amount raised since the event first took place at Georgetown in 2007. With[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
Fighting Cancer, Lap by Lap

Fighting Cancer, Lap by Lap

More than 1,400 students will walk to honor cancer survivors and raise funds for cancer research at Georgetown’s eighth Relay for Life tonight. Georgetown’s Relay has raised more than $2 million since 2006. This year, participants had raised $130,000 as of Thursday evening, and coordinators hope to reach $225,000 by[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News