CMU’s Relay For Life Raises Thousands for Cancer Research

Hundreds of college students walked for hours to put an end to cancer.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life kicked off this afternoon at Central Michigan University’s campus in Mount Pleasant. Students took pledges to walk laps or just keep participants company during the 15 hour event.

Students also staffed tables selling everything from hot dogs to trail mix and other goodies. All the proceeds benefited cancer research.

Many of them say they have loved ones who have been affected by the deadly disease. Those people had only one goal today — finding a cure.

Samantha Asman gave her reasons for running, “I know that when I found out I was devastated and all I wanted was for my grandma to get better and she did fortunately, but I never want to have a child without a mother or a grandmother.”

They hope to surpass last years total of $80,000 raised.