Blackbird pride was on display as Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus raised over $40,000 for the American Cancer Society on Friday, April 21 at its second annual Relay for Life event.
The fundraiser – which saw well over 300 attendees – included student-run entertainment in the form of music, performances from LIU’s Greek Life community, virtual reality games and jousting tournaments, among other exciting activities.
Keeping with tradition of Relays across the country, LIU’s event also featured a Luminaria Ceremony, in memory of loved ones lost to cancer as well as a special survivor and caregiver lap.
“Each and every day I make it my job to impact at least one person. Working with Relay for Life gave me the opportunity to make an impact,” said Alexis Rodney, class of 2017. “In life, we make decisions about how we can better ourselves or inspire others. Cancer runs in my family and I’m happy to inspire others in the fight to end cancer.”
All proceeds from the event – including the Aramak sponsored concession stand snacks and refreshments – went to ACS.
The event took place at the college’s Steinberg Wellness Center, between Dekalb Avenue and Willoughby Street on Flatbush Avenue.