USC Relay for Life Raises Money For Cancer Research
Lexi Bourn's mother is a breast cancer survivor. She's supporting her mom at Relay for Life.
By: Rebecca Farmer
The University of South Carolina's annual Relay For Life raised over $82,000 for the American Cancer Society Friday. Over 2,000 people walked around the Blatt Field on campus from 7 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday.
Luminaries around the walking track were in remembrance of cancer victims and survivors. Organizations set up games and bake sales around the fields to raise money during the event.
Some students, like Lexi Bourn, went to Relay to Life to support family members.
"My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer about a year ago. Um, and I came last year when she was going through chemo. And she's finished right now, so I am here in her honor," Bourn said.
Sixty-seven teams made from student organizations and other participants were at the event.