Cancer never sleeps, so why should we?
For the second year running, MIT Colleges Against Cancer will host Relay For Life, the annual fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. Join the entire MIT community — including students, staff, faculty, friends and family — at Johnson Athletic Center (W26) on March 10-11 for a fun-filled, family-friendly overnight experience designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer. During the event, we celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. Family-friendly activities will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Last year, in our first year of organizing the event, we had 600-plus participants and raised more than $40,000 to support cancer research, advocacy and patient care.
Cancer survivors play an important role at Relay. After a special dinner for survivors and their caregivers at 6 p.m., survivors kick off the entire event by walking the opening celebratory lap, and they are honored later in the night by the lighting of Luminarias. These Luminarias shine to represent the hope for a future where cancer no longer threatens the lives of our family and friends. Please help us honor cancer survivors by inviting them to join us at Relay.