Relay for Life Set for April 13-14 on Homewood
Beverly Wendland understands what it is like to lose a
loved one to cancer. Twelve years ago, her mother succumbed
to the disease. That's why the associate professor of
biology is a member
of the Facultative Anaerobes, one of the 40 faculty,
student and staff teams planning to participate in this
year's Relay for Life.
Relay for Life is an all-night event honoring and
encouraging cancer victims and survivors and raising money
for the American Cancer Society. This year, the event will
run from 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, to 7 a.m. on Saturday,
April 14, on the Homewood campus's Wyman Quadrangle.
A reception opens the event. At dusk, candles
symbolizing cancer survivors and victims are lit, and
survivors walk a lap around the Quad. They soon are joined
by their caretakers, teams and individuals. In addition to
raising money beforehand, teams must keep at least one
member walking around the Quad at all times throughout the
For details, contact co-chair Laxmi Pellakuru at Relay@jhu.edu or log on to
the event's Web site at www.jhu.edu/Relay. Several teams
are still taking members, and individuals also are
encouraged to participate.
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