Relay for Life raises $89,262

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Rochester Institute of Technology demonstrated a long-haul commitment to fighting cancer, raising $89,262 in total at their school’s "Relay for Life."

Saturday night, more than 700 participants joined the institute’s "Relay for Life" fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

One member of each relay team has to be on the track the whole time, and team members switch out as they go. The event also honors cancer survivors and caregivers.

Megan Germansky, a Relay for Life participant said "it’s our annual 12-hour fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society. We stay up all night because cancer never sleeps so for one night neither shall we. This is just a real fun thing we put on. It’s our small club, American Cancer Society club on campus."

The Relay for Life at RIT started at 6 p.m. on Saturday and continued through the night and ended at 6 on Sunday morning.

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