PHOTOS: UH Hilo 12th Annual Relay for Life, an overnight event to fight cancer

Every year at Relay for Life, teams and individuals rally for twelve hours as a representation that the battle with cancer never rests.

Photos by Elijah Owens.

People laying lights in front of a sign reading "HOPE"

Students at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo held the 12th Annual Relay for Life last Friday night from sunset to sunrise Saturday morning. This year’s theme was “The Amazing Relay: Race to End Cancer,” with a goal of raising $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. 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. UH Hilo’s 2018 event included the INT Dance Squad, Sāmoan Club, Bayanihan, and many more performers. There also was karaoke, games, fundraising, and luminaria ceremonies.

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HOSA group at their table.

More photos and video on the Relay for Life University of Hawai’i at Hilo Facebook page.

 

Photographer Elijah Owens (sophomore, geology) is an intern in the Office of the Chancellor.