FSU Students Kick Off Relay for Life

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FSU students are teaming up to raise money for cancer research.

Students and faculty came together Thursday night at Doak Campbell Stadium for the Relay for Life kickoff party.

This will be the third year the university is putting on the 18-hour walk-a-thon.

Susan Richards was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago. She says she never realized how important it was to raise money for cancer research.

"I think it's really important for us to be aware that we need to be informed. I wasn't, and it's becoming more prominent all the time. We need to do something about it. We need to find a cure because it’s affecting everybody now and something has to happen. Something needs to make it stop."

Richards’ daughter is the organizing this year's event. She and the other team members are hoping to raise $175,000 for the American Cancer Society.

"I think that it’s so meaningful and it’s something that really, truly affects everybody. I mean, if they're not directly related to you, you know somebody. There's the one to two person link there," said Public Relations and Marketing Chair Jennie Rudikoff.

Organizers say there's still time to get your team together and reserve a campsite. The event happens the last weekend of March.