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04-18-2012

Clarkson University Physical Therapy Club Relay for Life Raises Record-breaking $34,700

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The spring Relay for Life, sponsored by the Clarkson University Physical Therapy Club, raised a record-breaking $34,703 for the American Cancer Society.

Physical Therapy Club members (left to right in yellow shirts) Katrina Low-Beer, Matt Steele, Summer Parisi, Shauni Trombly, Emma Dixon, John Yeaton, Megan Trendowski, and Kelsey Kneeshaw present a check to Laura Gregory of the American Cancer Society.The amount is the most ever raised by the club, which has totaled more than $200,000 in donations since it began Relay For Life at Clarkson eight years ago.

The relay also broke its record for the most teams (56) and the most participants ever (695) -- about 100 more than last year.

Above, Physical Therapy Club members (left to right in yellow shirts) Katrina Low-Beer, Matt Steele, Summer Parisi, Shauni Trombly, Emma Dixon, John Yeaton, Megan Trendowski, and Kelsey Kneeshaw present a check to Laura Gregory of the American Cancer Society.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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