TAMIU Hosts ‘Relay for Life’ Friday Night

ACS Relay for Life Friday at TAMIU

The American Cancer Society will host its ‘Relay for Life’ Friday at Texas A&M International University at 7 p.m.

The Relay for Life wil continue through the night, ending early Saturday morning.

Honorary chair of the event is Dr. Ray Keck, TAMIU president and cancer survivor.

Keck said he said he is most honored to be serving as the Honorary Chairperson for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s ‘Relay for Life,’ April 28-29 at TAMIU.

“As an educator, I’ve been telling stories of learning all my life.  This story is my story. While I want to share it, I don’t want it to be shared as I did.  I want to make sure that people take my story to heart and get themselves educated about cancer, test as indicated and follow their doctor’s advice.  If even one person hears that story, I’ve taught my greatest lesson,” he noted.         

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s national signature event and is as much an awareness raiser as a fundraiser.  This family-oriented team event brings participants from all parts of the community together in a “celebration of life.”

Businesses, civic clubs, churches, friends and families take turns walking and running in relay fashion while they also celebrate the critical role the American Cancer Society plays in the fight against cancer.

For additional information, please contact the American Cancer Society at 753.6239.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu