More than 545 people participated in the Relay For Life of Culver on April 19-20, walking for 12 hours through the night to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Starting at 7 p.m., April 19, students, faculty, staff, and others from the Culver community started their journey. When they finished at 7 a.m. on April 20, they had raised a total of $104,000.
That amount is just $6,000 short of the organizers’ goal of $110,000 for the 2013 Relay. Donations are still being accept through August. People interested in helping Relay For Life of Culver reach its goal can donate here.
This was Culver Academies’ sixth year of hosting the Relay, which has raised approximately $700,000 for cancer research. This year’s student-run event attracted more than 59 teams and 545 participants. The actual attendance swelled to 800 to 900 people as walkers were joined by family and friends. A number of local/area food vendors were also on hand, with proceeds going to Relay For Life.
The Academies-hosted Relay was the first in Indiana to be student-organized in 2008. Relay For Life of Culver is a community event with participation representing the Academies, the town, and Marshall County. Relay planning is carried out by a student committee made up of eight subcommittees with over 100 student volunteers.
The Culver Vedette staff manned a live blog during the event. To read the students’ impressions of the event, click here.