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Franklin Pierce University Hosts “Relay for Life” Event

February 21, 2014

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Franklin Pierce University will host a “Relay for Life” event in the Fieldhouse on its Rindge campus, starting with registration at 7 p.m. on March 28 and ending at 2 a.m. on March 29 with a closing ceremony. Each year, the American Cancer Society holds Relay for Life events all over the world to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. During the Relay, cancer survivors, families, and participants celebrate where they have been and what they have overcome, recognize loved ones who are currently battling cancer, and remember those who have been lost.

Relay for Life participants walk in honor and remembrance of loved ones. The Relay extends into the night with teams of “walkers” who pledge to walk laps from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., taking turns with their team members. Interested participants can create their own team or join with an existing team. It is also possible to sign up as a “virtual participant,” join as a survivor or caregiver, or sponsor the Relay at Franklin Pierce. Event sponsors may donate raffle items or food for the event, or make a cash donation to the American Cancer Society.

The Relay for Life Committee at Franklin Pierce University invites individuals from the general public, as well as from the Franklin Pierce community, to join them in their walk to celebrate more birthdays and the continuous fight to end cancer. For more information, contact, or the University’s American Cancer Society Rep Kelly Heinze at or (603) 471-4106. To register for the event, visit:

Photo caption: The 2013 Relay for Life at Franklin Pierce University.



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Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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