Vol. 17, No. 30May 7, 1998

Relay to fight cancer June 12

The Delaware Division of the American Cancer Society is getting helping hands (and feet) from the UD Association of Retired Faculty (UDARF) during its annual "Relay for Life," beginning at 6 p.m., Friday, June 12, and ending at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 13, at Hodgson VoTech High School in Glasgow.

John Wriston, chemistry and biochemistry emeritus, and Dorothy Moser, cocaptain and health and nursing sciences emerita, organized a team for the event where participants will walk, stroll or run relays on the track throughout the night and day. Team members can enjoy music, food, games and camaraderie when not doing laps. "It's lively and fun and for a good cause," Wriston, who remains for the entire relay, said.

The Cancer Survivor's Lap begins the relay, and the Luminary Ceremony takes place at dusk, when candles are placed around the track to honor cancer survivors and to remember those who died from cancer.

Last year, the New Castle County Relay raised more than $120,000 with 46 teams. Retired faculty are invited to join the team by calling Wriston at 738-4543. Those who wish to support the group with a donation or to purchase a luminary may call William Markell, Arthur Anderson Alumni Professor Emeritus of Accounting, at 737-5473. .