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 $4,569.25
Our Goal $5,000.00
92Days Left
#3 out of 26 Teams

Our Event

Happy Valley

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. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser$220
  3. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser$120
  4. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser$40
  5. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser$40
  6. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser $40
  7. Apple Dumpling Fundraiser 2/6/2017$160
  8. Bark For Life Fundraiser$58
  9. Daffodil Days $648
  10. Debbie D. 
  11. Donation$110
  12. Donation $100
  13. Donation from Anna Kepler $25
  14. Heather Sanford$25
  15. Hoagie Sale $220
  16. Holiday Flower Sale$9.50
  17. Holiday Flower Sale- Nick$4.75
  18. Holiday Raffle$50
  19. Holiday Raffle $605
  20. PA Daily Number Raffle- January$18
  21. PA Daily Number Raffle- January$12
  22. Santa Letter$12
  23. Santa Letters$12
  24. Shields Pantry $250
  25. Shields Pantry $250
  26. TCMF Memorial Fund$100
  27. TSB Pantry$500
  28. TSB Pantry$500
  29. TSB Pantry$400
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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 and celebrate life. Every day.

Donations are used to fund live-saving cancer research, patient support programs, prevention information and education, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year helped make a difference in 2015.

150 million

Groundbreaking
Research

Devoted to potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

135 thousand

Cancer Diagnoses

Adults will be diagnosed with colon and rectum cancer this year.

1 million

24/7
Life Line Service

Requests answered for info, help, and support via phone, email, and online chats.

316 thousand

Rides were provided to and from treatment.

361 thousand

Nights of free lodging at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge® facilities.