FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) — Students on the campus of SUNY Fredonia held their annual fundraiser benefiting cancer research over the weekend.
The event took place at the university’s Steele Hall fieldhouse, from 2 PM Saturday through 2 AM Sunday.
Members of the public were able to play games, enjoy performances, and reflect on the impact cancer has on all of us.
Because of pandemic restrictions, the program struggled in the last few years, but organizers say they are hopeful for the future with a positive trend in attendance, from both students and community members.
“This year we were able to build such a strong connection with our community just by going out and talking to people, because everybody has been affected by cancer in some way or another,” said Olivia Spolar, President of SUNY Fredonia’s American Cancer Society. “We’ve been able to reach so many more survivors and caregivers and have them here with us today. I’m so thankful that there’s so many people here today to support.”
For more on the mission of Relay for Life, or to make a donation, visit the event’s website by clicking here, or go to www.cancer.org.