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Relay For Life

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Western chapter.

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

On Saturday the 23rd of March, our fellow students camped out in the campus hub, the UCC, to raise awareness about cancer and raise funds to search for a cure. In the spirit of fighting back, western students came together for a night of remembrance, togetherness and good times.

Photography by Fatimah Abbass

The event kicked off with an opening ceremony at 7pm which included busting out some warm up moves with Ann Hambley and the first lap of the night, the survivor lap. Brave survivors opened up the event by sharing their touching stories about how they overcame cancer and why it is so important for events like this to continue. At 11pm there was a memorable luminary ceremony to remember those that Relay is dedicated to.

Photograph by Fatimah Abbass

The night progressed with students participating in various activities such as guitar hero, karaoke, indoor sports, games, free movies at western film and overall bonding with each other. This year, Western managed to raise a sum of $52,105.35 to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society’s program to fund cancer research. If you haven’t participated yet, definitely add this unique event for a good cause to your bucket list!

Photograph by Fatimah Abbass

Cancer is so limited.
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot destroy peace.
It cannot kill friendships.
It cannot suppress memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot steal eternal life.
It cannot conquer the spirit.
Cancer is so limited.

Neha is a 4th year student completing an Honors Double Major in French Studies and Psychology. In a few years she sees herself enjoying a successful career in Public Relations. Her passions include discovering new music, French literature and meeting new people! Favorite quote, 'Time brings everything'. Star sign: Virgo
Rida is a fourth year student at the University of Western Ontario and is extremely excited about the opportunity to bring Her Campus to London! She recently changed her major from Finance to English Literature after finally realizing what she wanted to do with her life. Having spent her whole life in the Middle East (Dubai and Saudi Arabia) Rida had no choice but to grow up a shopaholic! Having shifted from the desert to the great ice box that is Canada, she still finds it difficult to adjust to the freezing weather. In her spare time, Rida likes reading, watching way too many shows, stuffed crust pizza and,of course, shopping! Her aspirations are to one day live in Paris and be a writer for Vogue.