Mill Valley News

Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

Relay for Life signups will be available at lunch during the week of Monday, Jan. 14

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Relay for Life committee held a rally on Friday, January 11 during seminar to build excitement for the event, which will take place on Friday, March 29 through Saturday, March 30.

The goal of the committee, according to senior committee chair Kate Backes, was to elevate the excitement of those interested in participating.

“We were hoping to increase the amount of participants we had from last year,” Backes said. “In previous years, the rally has been very informational and I feel like it had been kind of boring for some people, so by making it revolve around games and fun activities and prizes, people kind of get a chance to see what Relay is actually about.”

The rally had activities similar to those held at Relay for Life, with games that let participants win prizes or slices of pizza. While some technical difficulties hampered the event, it was ultimately successful for junior Lauren O’Neil.

“I liked how they brought the games on there, like ‘heads or tails’ and ‘Plinko,’” Lauren said. “I thought that was really cool and the fact you could win prizes was really fun.”

Senior Lindsay O’Neil believes that Relay offers something for everyone to enjoy.

“It’s the best of both worlds, because you’re guaranteed to have a good time, there’s lots of ways you can get involved, there’s stuff for everybody,” Lindsay said. “The icing on top of that cake is that it’s also for a really really good cause and you’re not just helping cancer patients in general, but a lot of them you know personally, so you’re connected to it.”

American Cancer Society representative Amie Walter felt the school as a whole is enthusiastic about Relays, and the rally showed that.

“I think the excitement is bigger here and for a larger population of students than at a lot of schools. It’s just a really good school and a good group of teachers,” Walter said. “Everyone is just really supportive and you don’t see that everywhere.”

Backes felt the rally was a great way to bring Relay to the community’s attention.

“We had a really good turnout, and the crowd was really supportive despite our technical difficulties,” Backes said.

Students can sign up for Relay for Life during lunch starting Monday, January 14.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

Mill Valley News intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. Mill Valley News does not allow anonymous comments, and Mill Valley News requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Scholars Bowl takes third at Maranatha

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Debate team competes at state for second year

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Scholars’ Bowl team hosts invitational

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Blue and Silver bands perform concert at school

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    JagPRIDE holds second stress free seminar of the year

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Cotillion recognizes five seniors for leadership and service

  • Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event

    NEWS

    Science Olympiad places fifth in their first home tournament

Navigate Right
JagWire Newspaper | JAG Yearbook | MVTV
Relay for Life committee holds rally to promote spring event