Video: Bowdoin Raises More Than $42K at 8th Annual Relay For Life

Bowdoin Raises More Than $42K at 8th Annual Relay For Life from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

This year, 462 participants raised $42,419.60 at Bowdoin’s 2013 Relay for Life, an-all night fundraising event that took place April 19 in Farley Field House.

The Relay is an annual event sponsored  on college campuses by the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients. Participants log laps around a track to honor those who have succumbed to cancer. The College’s relay — which started at 6 p.m.and wrapped up the following day at 6 a.m. — offered plenty of entertainment to keep up the walkers’ spirits, including a hypnotist, Zumba class, Taiko and a cappella performances, DJs, raffles, ping-pong tables, snacks and lots more.

Top participants were co-chairs Matthew Mathias ’14 and Laurel Varnell ’14, followed by Sherry Guerette. Top teams were Bowdoin’s housekeeping team Angels For Hope, Swimming and Diving and Men’s Basketball.

Video by Sean Martin, Bowdoin video intern


  1. Wendy Anderson says:

    Love the song! Was it an original work? Thank you to all…a worthwhile undertaking with great results.

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