Cancer Relay for LIfe Event at SWOSU Seeking Teams


The annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life event for Custer County will be held later this spring and teams are currently forming with a team captain meeting coming up on Tuesday, February 7.

Shelby Unruh, chair of the event, said the Relay for Life event will be held at the SWOSU Wellness Center on April 20 -21. Teams gather with tents and sleeping bags to participate in the large fundraising event.

“It is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and raise money for the fight against cancer,” Unruh said. “Relay for Life unites friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches.... people from all walks of life.”

Unruh said teams seek sponsorships prior to the relay, all with the goal of supporting a cure for cancer.

In 2011, 21 out of 34 teams were SWOSU student organizations. The committee would like to invite all the teams back and to involve new teams.

The team captain meeting will be Tuesday, February 7, at BancFirst in Weatherford at 7 p.m. The committee will cover all the information needed to participate in the Relay event.

For more information, contact Unruh at 580.02.3945 or visit