• Baylor’s first Relay for Life raises $100,000 for cancer research

    Relay for Life 2008When Baylor first got involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life last fall, the University was challenged to raise $25,000 for the cause.

    When the donations were totaled up from April’s student-organized event, the inaugural All University Baylor Relay for Life had raised over $100,000. Nationwide, more than 4,000 similar events collected a total of over $400 million for cancer research.

    With a theme of “Bear Down: All Paws for a Cure,” the all-night event on the fields outside the Baylor Sciences Building rallied more than 800 participants, including women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey, who led a 6 a.m. pep rally and donated funds that pushed Baylor’s total over the six-figure mark. Click here for a photo gallery from the event.

    Sic ’em to Zeta Tau Alpha, Baylor University Medical Ethics Discussion Society and Alpha Phi Omega for organizing the event, and sic ’em to all the participants!