PLU Relay – 6 Hours of Fun Saves Lives


News Release

12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98447



Robert Hanlon, Community Manager,, (253) 448-0144

Samantha Cook, Experienced event lead,, (303) 944-3644

Celebrate, remember and fight back at PLU this Spring

If you want to be a part of the movement sweeping countries all over the world to end cancer, that started in our own city, Relay for Life is the event for you.

Relay for Life was started in Tacoma in 1985 by Doctor Gordon Klatt and since has raised $5 billion towards the goal of making sure those who have lost their lives are not forgotten and those who are currently facing cancer have a strong support system.

Pacific Lutheran University Relay for Life has announced the 11th annual event will take place on April 15, 2016 from 6 p.m. to midnight on upper campus. This year is different because PLU has typically held 18 hour Relay for Life events.

Samantha Cook, experienced Relay for Life event lead, said, “Our event this year will be six hours long to encourage participation and sustained involvement.”

Cook also said that the PLU Relay committee is excited about this new event structure. Every member on the committee is ready to take up the fight against cancer so that one day we may live in a cancer-free world.

“We Relay because people’s lives depend on it,” said Cook.

Every dollar raised is another step closer to giving those who face cancer more birthdays. PLU Relay is hoping to break $250,000 this year as their total earnings in the past 11 years. This year’s goal is to raise $20,000. College students really can make a difference. $19.6 million was raised for Relay for Life in 2014 by college campuses alone.

PLU Relay offers an event that enables everyone to contribute to the cure. Relay is a celebration of life. Those involved in PLU’s Relay offer their time, funds and support to those facing cancer. PLU Relay believes in an end to this disease that takes way too many lives, way too soon.


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