The Amazing Relay: Race to End Cancer

UH Hilo hosts 12th Annual Relay for Life

Contributing Writer Holden Chao
Photographs provided by UH Hilo Campus Center

students preparing for relay for life

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo's 12th Annual Relay for Life will be held on March 9 and 10 in the Campus Center Plaza from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.

The theme this year is “The Amazing Relay: Race to End Cancer,” with a goal of raising $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. Cancer has affected so many individuals and families both directly and indirectly. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life is a global fundraising event where people come together to honor cancer survivors, to remember loved ones who have succumb to cancer, and to fight for a cure for those battling the disease.

Every year at Relay for Life, teams and individuals rally for twelve hours as a representation that the battle with cancer never rests. The INT Dance Squad, Samoan Club, Bayanihan, and many more will be performing. Additionally, there will be karaoke and Pie Face, where you can pie some of your favorite professors, other fun games and activities, tents where the Relay Teams will be fundraising, and the Fight Back and Luminaria Ceremonies.

Teams or individuals can register for the Relay for Life event at and weekly meetings are held every Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Campus Center Room 306 for anyone to attend and register. Don’t have a team? No problem!

If you are interested in volunteering for the only overnight event at UH Hilo or if you have any questions email The Relay for Life is free to attend and registration is not required.