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Clarkson Relay for Life Raises over $26k for the American Cancer Society

Clarkson University Relay for Life Coordinator Karyn L. Blake has announced that the event held on April 7 - 8, raised over $26,000 for the American Cancer Society.

"I am really excited about the enthusiasm that I saw this year," says Blake. "Last year, the Relay raised nearly $13,000 with 19 teams, and this year with 34 teams, the event doubled that amount."

The Clarkson community came together in an overwhelming outpouring of support for the walk. Festivities supporting the cause began on Friday at 8 p.m. The events included basketball, volleyball and poker tournaments, live performances by Clarkson students, and free food provided all evening by Aramark.

"Watching Relay come together, both before and at the event, is always so inspirational. Clarkson's community is filled with diversity in so many ways, but when it comes to Relay everyone unites with one common goal: fighting a disease that we have all suffered from in one way or another," explains Blake.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty achieves international recognition for their research and scholarship and connects students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

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