Penn State's Relay for Life

By Jenna Floro
There is talk of THON throughout the Penn State campus in the spring semester.  The weekend of THON arrives, and people exhaust themselves and others in the Bryce Jordan Center with love and enthusiasm.  The weekend is known for changing lives.  However, in the weeks following the event, we must not forget that cancer is still affecting lives of many throughout the world.  Just because THON weekend is over does not mean that we should turn our heads to cancer.  Those who are suffering do not get a break from the illness, so why should we stop supporting them?
Less than two months after THON, another great cancer-supporting event will come to Penn State- Relay for Life.  I encourage everyone to show their support for those affected by cancer on the weekend of February 19-21, 2010.  Relay for Life is an annual, nation-wide event sponsored by the American Cancer Society.  The proceeds of the event go to research for a cause and cure for cancer.  Camp out with a team of friends, teammates, or classmates and walk to cure cancer.

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