Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society's
signature event, and Johns Hopkins teams are now being
formed for the university effort, which will take place
April 17-18 on the upper quad of the Homewood campus.
This all-night event serves to honor cancer victims
and survivors by giving them hope and support.
The Hopkins event will open with a reception honoring
survivors. Then, as night falls, there will be a luminaria
ceremony in which each candle honors a survivor or is in
memory of a victim. Following that, the survivors will walk
a lap around the quad before being joined by their
caretakers and then by everyone else.
Participants enter in teams of eight to 15 people and
set up camp on the quad for the night. In addition to
raising money beforehand (minimum per person is $10, but
the Hopkins goal is $100), teams are responsible for having
at least one member walking at all times through the night.
To underscore that this emotional event is also upbeat,
organizers are planning a DJ, free food and live
For more information, contact team recruitment chair
Lonnie Clark at
email@example.com or 410-516-7508; survivorship chair
Sharon Young at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-7227; or event chair Vidya
email@example.com or 248-974-6254.