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Raising cancer awareness through the annual Relay for Life

April 10, 2013

Amanda Robertson, president, UNI Colleges Against Cancer,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host the annual Relay For Life from 6 p.m., Friday, April 12, to 6 a.m., Saturday, April 13, in the McLeod Center. The theme for this year's Relay is "Superheroes...Saving the World One Birthday at a Time!" The event is hosted by UNI Colleges Against Cancer.

The opening ceremony for the event will showcase a celebration for the lives of those who have battled cancer, followed directly by a first lap by survivors of the disease. There will be food available to attendees throughout the night. To sign up or donate to the event, visit

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Amanda Robertson, president of the UNI Colleges Against Cancer, at