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 $11,079.50
Our Goal $9,000.00
#6 out of 31 Teams

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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. Brookway Holsteins 
  20. Carolyn & William Fishburn$100
  21. Cheri and Tom Gallagher 
  22. Christina Hall$35
  23. CMT Laboratories 6/24/2017$50
  24. Daffodil Days $648
  25. David C Whiteman$250
  26. Dean Sanders 6/24/2017$20
  27. Debbie D. 
  28. Deborah Lux 7/11/2017$50
  29. Denise Martin$20
  30. Donation$110
  31. Donation$100
  32. Donation $100
  33. Donation $10
  34. Donation 6/24/2017$30
  35. Donation 6/24/2017$5
  36. Donation from Anna Kepler $25
  37. Donation from Dona Oberheim $50
  38. Donation from James $100
  39. Donation from Mr. & Mrs. Nevin Corl $50
  40. Donna Campbell 6/24/2017$50
  41. Event Raffle 6/24/2017$33
  42. Goodwill$17.70
  43. Heather Sanford$25
  44. Hoagie Sale $220
  45. Holiday Flower Sale$9.50
  46. Holiday Flower Sale- Nick$4.75
  47. Holiday Raffle$50
  48. Holiday Raffle $605
  49. Jean Bonchack$50
  50. Kathi Reynolds 
  51. Kerstin Roan Donation$100
  52. LAURI 
  53. Luminaria$115
  54. Luminaria$30
  55. Luminaria 6/24/2017$175
  56. Luminaries$135
  57. Mack Green 6/24/2017$25
  58. Margaret Cole 6/24/2017$50
  59. Marianne Weaver 6/24/2017$20
  60. Martha Jordan 6/24/2017$20
  61. Marty Smith 6/24/2017$40
  62. Mrs. Mary Cramer 
  63. Mustang Raffle$5
  64. On Site Fundraising 6/24/2017$200
  65. On Site Fundraising 6/24/2017$10
  66. PA Daily Number Raffle- January$18
  67. PA Daily Number Raffle- January$12
  68. Pantry Sales$400
  69. Penny Smith 
  70. Quarter Auction$53.25
  71. Quarter Auction$50
  72. Quarter Auction$50
  73. Quarter Auction$50
  74. Quarter Auction$50
  75. Quarter Auction$40
  76. Quarter Auction$10
  77. Quarter Auction$10
  78. Quarter Auction$10
  79. Quarter Auction$10
  80. Quarter Auction- Desserts 6/24/2017$70.30
  81. Quarter Auction- Xtra Paddles 6/24/2017$3
  82. Raffle$20
  83. Raffle$20
  84. Raffle$20
  85. Raffle$20
  86. Raffle$20
  87. Santa Letter$12
  88. Santa Letters$12
  89. Shari L Welch 
  90. Shields Pantry $250
  91. Shields Pantry $250
  92. T-Shirt Credit $8
  93. TBS Pantry$425
  94. TCMF Memorial Fund$100
  95. Tickets$50
  96. Tickets$25
  97. Tickets$20
  98. Tickets$15
  99. Tickets$15
  100. Tickets$15
  101. Tickets$10
  102. Tickets$10
  103. Tickets$10
  104. Tickets$5
  105. Tommy Sands 6/24/2017$50
  106. TRS Ceramics 6/24/2017$100
  107. TSB Pantry$500
  108. TSB Pantry$500
  109. TSB Pantry$400
  110. TSB Pantry 6/24/2017$200
  111. Victoria Bordi 
  112. Yard Sale$140
  113. Yard Sale$140
  114. Yard Sale$140
  115. Yard Sale$140
  116. Yard Sale$125
  117. Yard Sale$100
  118. Yard Sale$100
  119. Yard Sale$50
  120. Yard Sale$50
  121. Yard Sale$50
  122. Yard Sale$50
  123. Yard Sale$50
  124. Yard Sale$50
  125. Yard Sale$50
  126. 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®.