briefly mentioned: Relay for Life raises money for cancer research

Meredith Shea

UMKC and Rockhurst University will host a Relay for Life event together to not only help raise money and awareness to help fight cancer, but also honor those, like student Desiree Hines and Professor David Atkinson, who lost their battles.  Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

UMKC’s annual Relay for Life event will be held on Apr. 5 at 6 p.m. at 1100 Rockhurst Rd. at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.

This semester, UMKC students have the opportunity to win one of three free pizza parties for registering and participating.  A pizza party will be awarded to the team with the most registered participants by Feb. 18 at 11:59 p.m. in the following categories: Residential Life, Greek Life and independent teams.

So far, over 35 teams and 175 participants registered, and in all they already raised over $3,300 total.

To register a team or donate money, visit  You can also like the event’s Facebook page at  For additional answers to questions, please e-mail [email protected]

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