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LCU Hosts Relay for Life, Helps Fight Cancer

Lubbock Christian University helped fight cancer by partnering with Relay for Life and hosting the Lubbock County event on the LCU campus.

Cancer survivors, relay participants, and members of the local community gathered on the LCU intramural field Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the Lubbock County contribution to The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life movement.

According to the Relay for Life site, the Lubbock event raised over $46,000 from 64 teams and 591 participants.

“This is a great opportunity for LCU to assist in a very worthy community cause,” said Randal Dement, vice president of student affairs. “We want to live out our mission by serving as gracious hosts and beneficial partners in these very important causes that impact all of us in the Lubbock community and the region.”

The event featured numerous activities, food stations, and various entertainments, including live music and a Zumba session. Nearby, the Rhodes-Perrin Recreation Center housed a silent auction and a rest area for survivors.

This is first year LCU hosted Relay for Life. LCU Public Safety, Facilities, and the Rec Center staff all contributed to make the event a success. LCU Police Chief Mike Smith worked with local law enforcement to work the event free of charge.

LCU continues to seek ways like hosting Relay for Life to make a positive impact both locally and globally.