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NMU CARES — President Brock Tessman shares his feelings on the universitys new CARE Team. Photo Courtesy of Northern Michigan University
Letter to the Editor — Our New CARE Team
Brock TessmanFebruary 23, 2024

Campus Briefs: Relay for Life walk starts Friday

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will be held March 28-29 in the Vandament Arena. The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Friday and end at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Relay for Life is the nation’s largest non-profit, privately sponsored fundraiser, said Bridget Schaffer, NMU’s Relay for Life event chair. The money raised at these events goes toward cancer education, advocacy, research and services. The main ceremonies will begin around 7 p.m. on Friday and consist of a survivor ceremony, caregiver lap, Luminaria ceremony (a lighting of paper bags decorated for survivors and lost loved ones) and the first ever fight back ceremony where people can pledge to help fight cancer during the rest of the year in the U.P., Schaffer said. Students can also participate in a dodgeball game, a midnight 3-on-3 basketball tournament and a ‘Dude Looks like a Lady’ contest. The easiest way for students to get involved is by joining a team with a group of friends, a student organization or with their house or hall, Schaffer said. “We want this celebration to be as large as possible. The movement is way bigger than just our campus. Statistics show that one in three people will be affected by cancer in their life and we are working to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease,” she said. “Although raising money is important, creating bonds with fellow students, supporting survivors from the university and community and remembering all those who are no longer with us due to this terrible disease is what the relay is truly about,” she added. For more information about NMU’s Relay for Life, visit

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