2010
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
pbrozynski@ben.edu

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

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.