The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life returns to Rider University on April 2
All money raised is intended to help eliminate cancer as a major health problem
Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s flagship fundraiser, is returning to Rider University in person this spring for the first time since 2019. This year’s event will be held outside of Rider’s Campus Mall on April 2 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. It is open to graduates and the general public, in addition to students, faculty, and staff.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised at Rider’s Relay for Life events since 2009 to help eliminate cancer as a major health issue.
This year’s Disney-inspired theme, “Once Upon a Cure,” will coincide with a move outdoors. Past events have generally taken place inside the student recreation center. This year, participants will take laps around the Campus Mall. Donations to sponsor rides are now accepted.
The community is also invited to register as a team.
This year, team-decorated campsites will dot the Campus Mall as music plays and shows take place. A jury will award prizes during a camping contest.
“Cancer has touched so many of our lives, and this event is a great opportunity to join survivors, caregivers, volunteers and other participants who believe in a cancer-free future,” said Joan Liptrot, Director of Services and of Rider’s civic engagement.
For 35 years, communities around the world have come together to honor loved ones and take action through Relay For Life. This is the largest peer-to-peer fundraising event dedicated to saving lives from cancer. Funds raised through Relay For Life directly support groundbreaking research, 24/7 support for cancer patients, access to lifesaving screenings and more.
For more information or to participate in the Rider’s Relay for Life event, please contact [email protected].