<iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/64913860″ width=”500″ height=”281″ frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/64913860″>Bowdoin Raises More Than $42K at 8th Annual Relay For Life</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/bowdoin”>Bowdoin College</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
This year, 462 participants raised $42,419.60 at Bowdoin’s 2013 Relay for Life, an-all night fundraising event that took place April 19 in Farley Field House.
The Relay is an annual event sponsored on college campuses by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients. Participants log laps around a track to honor those who have succumbed to cancer. The College’s relay — which started at 6 p.m.and wrapped up the following day at 6 a.m. — offered plenty of entertainment to keep up the walkers’ spirits, including a hypnotist, Zumba class, Taiko and a cappella performances, DJs, raffles, ping-pong tables, snacks and lots more.
Top participants were co-chairs Matthew Mathias ’14 and Laurel Varnell ’14, followed by Sherry Guerette. Top teams were Bowdoin’s housekeeping team Angels For Hope, Swimming and Diving and Men’s Basketball.