It's kickoff time for the sixth annual Relay For Life of Lisle at Benedictine

It's kickoff time for the sixth annual Relay For Life of Lisle at Benedictine
January 12, 2010

Rachel Jones, Marketing Coordinator
(630) 829-6190

The kickoff event for the sixth annual American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Lisle at Benedictine University will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19 at Cabana Charley’s at 6315 Main Street in Woodridge. The evening’s activities will feature refreshments, prizes, testimonials from cancer survivors and the unveiling of what is planned for this year’s event titled “Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.” Anyone interested in becoming involved or learning more about Relay For Life is encouraged to attend. Relay For Life is an overnight event where teams of local businesses, schools, churches, community groups and families build awareness and raise funds – prior to and at the event – to fight cancer. Six ways that people can participate in Relay for Life are by forming a team, purchasing a luminaria bag, participating in the Survivors’ Celebration and Victory Lap, donating an item to the silent auction, becoming a sponsor or becoming a volunteer. Last year’s Relay For Life at Benedictine University raised $35,500 for cancer research. To learn more about this year’s event at Benedictine University on April 23-24 or to register a team, contact Ashley Carlson at (630) 932-1141 or e-mail her at ashley.carlson@cancer.org. You may also access the Web site at www.relayforlifebenedictine.com


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.