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Relay For Life of Western Washington University

Saturday, May 14, 2016

10 a.m.

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516 High St, Bellingham, WA Map it

30 teams and 239 participants have raised $22,064.96

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

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For another successful Relay For Life event!  We wrapped up Sunday, May 15th tired, cold, and wind-blown, but excited to boast that our college campus and dedicated volunteers raised just over $20,000.00 in the fight to end cancer!  The donations continue (it’s never too late to donate) to trickle in, so we will continue to watch the event total climb, and know that we can support more people as they call themselves cancer survivors!


Plenty of fun was had by those who walked laps, those who came out in support of their friends/family, and those who were on campus for Back 2 Bellingham, and just wandered in to see what was happening on the Recreation Center track!  The event would have been impossible without the support of some 300 different individuals, including the Event Management Team and performers who sang, danced, and showcased their talents.  Additionally, we thank our sponsors, WWU for hosting us on campus, and we celebrate our cancer survivors and caregivers for sharing their journey with us as they battle the disease we want to wipe out!


Highest Fundraising Team-WWU Hip Hop Dance Team

Highest Fundraising Individual-Kim Smith and Carissa Ofsthus (at the event, Kim was the leader, but with post-event donations, Carissa is now in the lead)

Most Enthusiastic Participant- Lauren Oke from Team Nash

Lip Sync Battle Winner-Isaac Halberstadt from the Viking Band

Best Camp Site Winner-Cancer Busting Pedestrians

Relay Olympics Winner-Kinesiology Club


If you haven’t seen the pictures from the event, be sure to visit the Relay For Life of WWU Facebook page, and enjoy the fun all over again!


The 2017 Relay For Life of WWU Event Leadership Team will soon begin planning the event for next year.  If you would like to learn more about volunteer options as part of this team, please send a message to


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Then please click on the following link for a word document on sample fundaising letters to get ideas on what to write to people. 


Western Washington Universities Sponsors

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors which are:

Kafe Radio 104.1FM

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Western Washington University

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Boundary Bay Brewery

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Mallard ice Cream

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McKay's Taphouse

McKay's Taphouse


Law Office of Kari G. Aunta, PC

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WWU Extended Education

The world’s largest, most impactful fundraising event to fight cancer is coming to your campus! Sign up today to participate in your school’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life event. By participating in the Relay For Life movement, you’ll be gaining valuable leadership and community service experience, while supporting the fight against cancer. Thanks to the support of student volunteers at Relay For Life events, the American Cancer Society is helping to save more than 500 lives from cancer every day.

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Top Participants:

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Top Participants
  1. Jade Club Personal Donation Made Carissa Ofsthus - $1,135.00
  2. Jade Club Personal Donation Made Kim Smith - $1,117.00
  3. Platinum Club Personal Donation Made Haley Ridley - $800.00

Top Teams:

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Top Teams
  1. Bronze Club WWUHHDT - $2,845.00
  2. Rising Star Team WWU Kinesiology Club - $2,147.00
  3. Rising Star Team WWU All Aboard - $1,887.79


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