Relay For Life of Happy Valley

Shields Against Cancer

Why We Formed a Relay For Life Fundraising Team

Welcome to our team page! Cancer has touched many of us in some way, so we decided to fight back by raising funds and walking in our local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event.

The Shields Against Cancer Relay for Life team was formed in 1996 by a group of staff working in the Shields Building at Penn State University. Staff from a variety of departments (Administrative Information Services, Bursar, Housing, Registrar’s Office, Student Aid and Undergraduate Admissions) wanted to form a Relay team to honor co-workers and family members impacted by cancer. Hence the name for the team “Shields Against Cancer”. The team membership has changed over the years; and the team has expanded to include family members of some of the Shields staff. The team is always looking for new team members!

As a team, we are taking action to help eliminate cancer as a major health problem. At our Relay event, we will take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission.

Please join our team or make a donation. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time.

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Shields Against Cancer

we’ve raised $9,348.20
Our Goal $9,000.00
1Days Left
#5 out of 30 Teams

Our Event

Happy Valley
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Why We Relay

Why We Formed a Relay For Life Fundraising Team

Welcome to our team page! Cancer has touched many of us in some way, so we decided to fight back by raising funds and walking in our local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event.

The Shields Against Cancer Relay for Life team was formed in 1996 by a group of staff working in the Shields Building at Penn State University. Staff from a variety of departments (Administrative Information Services, Bursar, Housing, Registrar’s Office, Student Aid and Undergraduate Admissions) wanted to form a Relay team to honor co-workers and family members impacted by cancer. Hence the name for the team “Shields Against Cancer”. The team membership has changed over the years; and the team has expanded to include family members of some of the Shields staff. The team is always looking for new team members!

As a team, we are taking action to help eliminate cancer as a major health problem. At our Relay event, we will take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in their lifesaving mission.

Please join our team or make a donation. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, one dollar at a time.

Team Members

Name Amount Donate

Thank You Donors

  1. FromAmount
Top Donors
  1. 2016 Onsite Fundraiser$25
  2. Amy Hough$50
  3. Anonymous$250
  4. Anonymous$100
  5. Anonymous 
  6. Anonymous 
  7. Anonymous$50
  8. Anonymous 
  9. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser$220
  10. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser$120
  11. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser$40
  12. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser$40
  13. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser $40
  14. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser 2/6/2017$160
  15. Auction Craft Sale$20
  16. Auction Craft Sale$10
  17. Auction Craft Sale$5
  18. Bark For Life Fundraiser$58
  19. Carolyn & William Fishburn$100
  20. Cheri and Tom Gallagher 
  21. Christina Hall$35
  22. Daffodil Days $648
  23. David C Whiteman$250
  24. Debbie D. 
  25. Donation$110
  26. Donation$100
  27. Donation $100
  28. Donation from Anna Kepler $25
  29. Donation from Dona Oberheim $50
  30. Donation from James $100
  31. Donation from Mr. & Mrs. Nevin Corl $50
  32. Goodwill$17.70
  33. Heather Sanford$25
  34. Hoagie Sale $220
  35. Holiday Flower Sale$9.50
  36. Holiday Flower Sale- Nick$4.75
  37. Holiday Raffle$50
  38. Holiday Raffle $605
  39. Jean Bonchack$50
  40. Kathi Reynolds 
  41. Kerstin Roan Donation$100
  42. LAURI 
  43. Luminaria$115
  44. Luminaria$30
  45. Luminaries$135
  46. Mrs. Mary Cramer 
  47. Mustang Raffle$5
  48. PA Daily Number Raffle- January$18
  49. PA Daily Number Raffle- January$12
  50. Pantry Sales$400
  51. Penny Smith 
  52. Quarter Auction$53.25
  53. Quarter Auction$50
  54. Quarter Auction$50
  55. Quarter Auction$50
  56. Quarter Auction$50
  57. Quarter Auction$40
  58. Quarter Auction$10
  59. Quarter Auction$10
  60. Quarter Auction$10
  61. Quarter Auction$10
  62. Raffle$20
  63. Raffle$20
  64. Raffle$20
  65. Raffle$20
  66. Raffle$20
  67. Santa Letter$12
  68. Santa Letters$12
  69. Shari L Welch 
  70. Shields Pantry $250
  71. Shields Pantry $250
  72. T-Shirt Credit $8
  73. TBS Pantry$425
  74. TCMF Memorial Fund$100
  75. Tickets$50
  76. Tickets$25
  77. Tickets$20
  78. Tickets$15
  79. Tickets$15
  80. Tickets$15
  81. Tickets$10
  82. Tickets$10
  83. Tickets$10
  84. Tickets$5
  85. TSB Pantry$500
  86. TSB Pantry$500
  87. TSB Pantry$400
  88. Victoria Bordi 
  89. Yard Sale$140
  90. Yard Sale$140
  91. Yard Sale$140
  92. Yard Sale$140
  93. Yard Sale$125
  94. Yard Sale$100
  95. Yard Sale$100
  96. Yard Sale$50
  97. Yard Sale$50
  98. Yard Sale$50
  99. Yard Sale$50
  100. Yard Sale$50
  101. Yard Sale$50
  102. Yard Sale$50
  103. Yard Sale$50
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When Communities Come Together

The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Donations are used to fund life-saving cancer research, patient support services, prevention and education information, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year is helping make a difference.

$406 million

Funding potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

1.2+ million

Calls and chats from patients/caregivers seeking info and support.

456 thousand

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge®.