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UNI aims to 'Imagine A Whole New World Without Cancer'

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Sarah McCarty, co-president, Colleges Against Cancer, Relay For Life, 712-260-1157, mccartys@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host Relay For Life from 6 p.m., Friday, April 8, to 6 a.m., Saturday, April 9, in the McLeod Center. The theme this year is "Imagine a Whole New World Without Cancer." Currently, 86 teams are signed up to walk around the McLeod Center to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

The event will begin with cancer survivors walking the first lap. There will be many activities going on during the relay, including a scavenger hunt, an inflatable jousting game and a performance by UNI's Half-Masted improvisation troupe. There will also be performances by the bands Fourth Floor Orange and I'm Prettier Than You. Jordan Hobson, a popular local solo artist, will play as well. At 4 a.m., a dance party will begin with UNI's famous Interlude Dance. There will be food available to attendees throughout the night.

This event is free and open to the public. There will be a special dinner and reception area for cancer survivors, who are encouraged to R.S.V.P. to Sarah McCarty, co-president of Colleges Against Cancer and Relay For Life. For more information, contact McCarty at 712-260-1157 or mccartys@uni.edu.