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Oklahoma City University to Hold Overnight Walkathon for the American Cancer Society

April 9, 2015

Oklahoma City University to Hold Overnight Walkathon for the American Cancer Society

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in people. It affects not only the people who battle it physically, but also all of their loved ones. To increase awareness about cancer and the struggle cancer patients experience, Relay for Life will be happening this weekend in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City University will be hosting the ever-popular fundraising event, and proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society.

The Relay for Life fundraiser is an eight-hour overnight walkathon that invites teams of 8 to 10 members to walk to raise funds. Walkers seek out sponsors and donations in advance and then walk all night to raise awareness for cancer. Each person walks a different designated path, and members take turns walking, so everyone has a chance to rest and enjoy the other festivities that will be taking place at the same time. The idea is to illustrate the physical fatigue that cancer patients feel as they battle their condition. The continuous walk is called the Cycle of Cancer. Special activities during the event will include a candlelight vigil called The Luminaria Ceremony, starting at 9:30pm and several musical performances.

Relay for Life will be happening this Friday and Saturday at Oklahoma City University.. Registration is $10 per person and lasts from 7pm on Friday to 3am on Saturday.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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