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UW Relay for Life Raises More Than $15,000


April 19, 2012 — More than 325 participants, representing 28 teams, walked 14 hours in War Memorial Filedhouse last weekend to raise nearly $15,720 during the fourth University of Wyoming Relay For Life that benefits the American Cancer Society.

"Through their hard work in preparing for the event, and by spending hours walking for the cause, the University of Wyoming certainly did their part to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," says Bree Mulvaney, event chair for the 2012 Relay for Life.

The top individual fundraiser was Walter Wilson, from the Air Force ROTC team, who collected $771 in donations. The top fundraising team, led by philanthropy chair Justin Solaas, was Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, which raised $2,707.

Teams were composed of recognized student organizations, friends and family teams, Greek Life chapters and UW faculty and staff members.

"More than 2,100 people in Wyoming will face a cancer diagnosis this year," Mulvaney says. "It is critical that we come together during this event to help the American Cancer Society achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back."

To learn more about involvement in UW's Relay for LIfe, visit www.uwyorelay.org or call (307) 235-0044. Applications are now being accepted to be on the 2013 planning committee and are available on the event website.

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