Marist High School will hold is annual Relay for Life supporting the American Cancer Society on Saturday, March 7, 2019 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on March 8.
The committee will sponsor a kick-off week January 21-24. On Monday students are invited to play Family Feud during lunch. On Tuesday, take a chance at "pie in the face." Thursday, get ready for lip sync battles. On Friday, January 24, students were invited to dress down and wear purple for $3. Stickers will be sold at school entrances before school. Relay committee members will be available to assist in the sign-up process all week.
During the March event speakers will reflect on cancer's impact on their lives, a memorial service will be held, and other educational events will take place. Additionally, there will be games, music, and entertainment to keep everyone's energy high! Many students participate in small groups, and set up "camps" in the gym.
In just seven years, Marist has raised nearly $350,000 through this event. Marist is also the only Catholic school in Illinois to host its own Relay for Life.This event is planned and run by a committee of students who are dedicated to the cause.
Students who participate are asked to raise $110 in donations. Students can register online. See Coach Brennan or Ms. Pochyly for more information.