West Virginia University kicked off the Relay for Life season tonight with its relay at the Shell Building with hopes of raising $35,000.
35 teams and nearly 500 walkers were walking for the cause during Friday night’s relay, of which some have had some personal experiences with cancer. WVU’s Relay for Life at last check was just a few thousand dollars short of reaching it goal. Students express that relay is a great experience, and a great way to show support in the community.
“My program is actually the reason; cancer is the reason I came into this program. I lost somebody, she was my coach, and she touched me, like she really you know was kind of a good person for me,” said Amber Adaier, a WVU Medical Labotory Science major.
Adaier said she picked her program of medical laboratory sciences at WVU because she feels that she can give her patients answers while helping look for a cure for cancer.