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Relay For Life Cancer Walk at LIU Brooklyn on April 23

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Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University
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LIU Brooklyn Relay For LifeBrooklyn, N.Y. – LIU Brooklyn will conduct a Relay For Life event this month, offering students, faculty and other employees the opportunity to team up in the fight against cancer.

Relay teams from the university will participate in the three-hour walk benefitting cancer research on April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., inside the Arnold & Marie Schwartz Gymnasium at the downtown Brooklyn campus. The teams will collect donations before and during the relay, which will feature live music and entertainment.

“This is a very exciting event with lots of energy, helping LIU Brooklyn and those in the community create more birthdays,” said Craig Hanthorn, who is earning his master’s of science degree in school psychology at LIU Brooklyn and is the event coordinator.

The main goal of this year’s event is to create awareness and boost excitement and interest for a full-scale, overnight Relay for Life planned for April 2014.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, offering communities the chance to team up in the fight against cancer. With most Relay For Life events, teams of people camp out overnight at one location and take turns walking or running around a track or path.

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. The money collected at Relay for Life events saves lives through funding cutting-edge cancer research, early detection and prevention education, advocacy efforts and life-affirming patient services.

 “It is because of this event and the community’s involvement that we are able to save lives, assist those battling cancer and empower all to fight back against the disease,” said Hanthorn.

For more information, contact Craig Hanthorn at (419) 236-4981 Craig.hanthorn@liu.edu.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 04/01/2013

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