Tag Archives: American Cancer Society

Relay for life: Outlasting Cancer

13 May

Gamma Phi Beta Relay for life

( Photo taken by Ana Silva. Gamma Phi Beta at Relay for life)

Relay for life events are a great way to give back to those in your community. Through Relay for Life involvement communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, and to remember loved ones lost. Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, from California State University- Bakersfield is a big supporter of this event, making it one of their two main philanthropies. Together, the sorority raised over $6,000.

 

 

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Relay for Life…Coming to Bakersfield May 4th!

15 Apr

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Student leaders from California State University, Bakersfield’s Greek Life Organizations Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority as well as student leaders from other CSUB campus organizations participate during the evening events. (Photo Source: facebook.com/bakersfieldrelay)

Many people say that there is nothing to do here in Bakersfield. To say that, especially during the spring quarter, should be a crime. Considering that Bakersfield made “the list for top ten shopaholic cites” in the United States,  it is safe to say that shopping is usually a safe bet! However, as entertaining as the indecision what pair of jeans you are going to take can be, maybe you are looking for a more enriching experience.

If that is the case, then Relay for Life is the event of the year for you!  The American Cancer Society is hosting Relay for Life Event at Wingspoint on the corner of Merle Haggard Rd. and Airport Drive on May 4th 2013. Relay for Life’s website describes the event as an “organized, overnight community fundraising walk, [where] teams of people camp out around a track, members of each team take turns walking around the track, food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie, [and] family-friendly environment for the entire community.” According to an article by The Bakersfield Californian, “Bakersfield Relay for Life raised more than $2.1 million for cancer-related causes…,” in 2012.

Previous participants suggest summer clothing during the day and warm clothing during the evening, especially before going to sleep, as it can get cold during the night going into the morning. Erwin Hernandez, 18, participated in Delano’s Relay for Life. He suggests that participants wear bright colors. He also plans on participating in Bakersfield’s Relay for life, “…to represent Delano’s Relay for Life.”

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