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Indian Graduate Student Association at Case Western Reserve University

Relay for life-09


Dear All,

Satrang is participating in Relay For Life ‘09 which will be held on the Case campus (North village) on April 17-18. Relay For Life is an event organized by American Cancer Society to raise funds for continuing the fight against cancer. The donations collected during this event completely go towards fight against cancer, in ways that directly help cancer patients, in cancer research etc. For more information about Relay For Life, visit Case’s own Relay website.

Even though this event is somewhat about monetary donations (because that goes the longest in today’s world), the main crux of this event is to show our support for people affected by cancer. The relay starts at 6pm on April 17th and goes on until noon April 18th (this is 18 hours). Team members from each team (there are ~60 teams already registered to participate) walk on the track for the 18 hours such that at any point in time there is at least one member of each team on the track. There are no minimum rounds of the tracks that each member has to do, nor there is a minimum time that a member has to be on the track for the event. The time and number of laps of each team completely depends on the availability of each team member. Time slots will be assigned to individuals to walk on the track depending on the team members availability.

Now that we have the main idea behind the event nailed down, let me tell you how much fun this is. This event is loads of fun because it is basically a picnic with friends and family. Lots of fun events like yoga classes, aerobics classes, dance classes are sponsored by 1-2-1 fitness center. There are lots of food stalls (food for purchase and some free food sponsored by ACS). Basically it is a mini fun fair with games, music, dance and food and all the proceedings go towards a very noble cause.

Satrang is also planning on having a food stall with some Indian snacks and drinks (masala chai to keep us all awake and rolling on the track). We will have board games, music and dance. So we hope many of you can join us for this. Of course no one HAS to stay the whole of 18 hours at the site. You can come and walk your rounds and leave if you wish. But if you want you are welcome to stay there the whole night/day. Take my word… it will be FUN :). And as always more the merrier. So bring friends and family to come along to.

Please register to be a Satrang team member. Search for ‘Satrang’ in the ‘Team Name’ and follow the links from there. $10 is a mandatory registration fee (= donation) for all members. This covers the cost for member T-shirt provided by ACS-Relay For Life and some free food provided during the event. One more important note… the T-shirts will be ordered on April 2nd. So even though registration will be open until the day of the event… you might not get a T-shirt if you do not register by 2nd. So if you need that additional bragging rights T-shirt, please register asap.

If you are not available to participate in the event on the 17th or 18th, and would like to show your support for the cause you can donate money or purchase a luminaria in honor of your friends, family, loved ones.

If you have any questions/comments, please contact Disha - or Smruta

Thank you,
Satrang Team