By Hannah Steigmeyer
The seventh annual Kenyon College Relay For Life (RFL) was held on the Toan Track in Kenyon’s Athletic Center on Saturday, drawing in 35 teams and 372 individual participants. The total amount raised when the event ended was $47,811.09 — short of their intended goal of $70,000.
Top participants were Chelsea Katzeman ’14, Zoe Smith ’15 and Hannah Laub ’16. The top fundraising teams were the RFL Committee with $15,849.15, Theta Delta Phi with $5,829 and the Archon Society with $5,349.
This year’s fundraising fell short of the American Cancer Society’s goal for Kenyon, but, according to Katzeman, RFL co-chair, fundraising can take place throughout the academic year, starting and ending in August. The Committee is still accepting donations.
Last year, Kenyon exceeded its fundraising goal of $50,000 with a total of $70,003, making it the year’s highest RFL fundraiser per capita in the nation. Katie Hardiman ’15, Archon Society co-president, said that for the past two years, they made RFL mandatory for their pledges.
The American Cancer Society will set a new goal for Kenyon again next year and the community will challenge itself yet again. Until then, donations can still be made to Relay for Life until August.