Lifetime total for Longwood Relay for Life passes $500,000

Relay For Life LogoAs hundreds of members of the Longwood community walked around the track in March, together they cleared one large hurdle.

With this year’s total of more than $64,000 raised, Relay For Life of Longwood University blew past the half-million dollar mark in total funds contributed to the American Cancer Society’s fight against the disease. Relay for Life first came to Longwood in 2003.

“I am proud of how we come together every year,” said Dr. MaureenWalls-McKay, director of Longwood’s Counseling Center and advisor to the student committee that organizes the Relay for Life. “Cancer touches everybody, and this community really embraces this event. It highlights the deep ties between Longwood and Prince Edward County.The entire community comes out every year in a stunning display of support.”