UH Manoa Ching Field to Host 2009 Relay for Life this weekend

All-night fundraiser for American Cancer Society

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jaime Sohn, (317) 443-6231
Colleges Against Cancer
Posted: Mar 4, 2009

The UH Manoa chapter of Colleges Against Cancer and the Hawaii Pacific chapter of the American Cancer Society will celebrate a 1980s theme at the fifth annual Relay For Life on campus this weekend.

WHEN: Begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, and ends the next morning, 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, and includes a procession of cancer survivors and their caregivers. Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw, who proudly describes herself as "a breast cancer survivor and a thriver," will share opening remarks. A luminaria ceremony begins at 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Ching Field, UH Mānoa campus

Relay For Life will feature a musical performance by Condition Black, and KTUH DJs spinning non-stop 1980s music. Billy V. will be master of ceremonies for the evening. There will be food for sale, and teams dressed in 1980s garb.

The event is open to the public. Teams may sign up to participate until the beginning of the event.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society‘s signature fund-raising activity, during which teams camp out overnight while members take turns walking or running around a track.