April 11, 2016
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Adelphi Raises More than $68,000 to Fight Cancer at 2016 Relay for Life

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For 12 hours—from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2106 until 6:00 a.m the next day—more than 650 Adelphi University students, faculty and staff packed into the Center for Recreation and Sports for Adelphi’s fifth annual Relay for Life fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event raised more than $68,000 for cancer research and cancer patients.

Teams of participants walked on Adelphi’s indoor track to show their solidarity with survivors and those lost to cancer. Those attending were treated to student performers and lively events throughout the night. 

News Channel 12 and FiOS 1 Long Island were on hand to cover the event.

“It’s a wonderful way to bring a community together, to know what cancer is and does, and what cancer can’t do,” Debra Evans, senior associate director of student financial services at Adelphi and a cancer survivor, told News Channel 12.

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Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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