Service Learning, Volunteerism and Community Engagement

Relay for Life


Date: April 4 to April 5, 2014

Time: 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM (Registration opens at 4:00 pm)

Location: Rowan University Recreational Center

Theme: Celebrating More Birthdays

Hosted by the Rowan University Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer and the American Cancer Society.

Join the fight against cancer! Rowan University Relay For Life is a university-wide event that takes place every spring to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and to fight back with those currently battling the disease.

The 12-hour event features a survivor dinner and kicks-off with a survivor lap around the track. Throughout the evening, teams “set up camp” and take turns walking around the track and participating in a variety of events, such as the emotional and inspiring Luminaria ceremony. As night falls, Luminaria bags light the track with dedications to loved ones who have passed away, as well in support and honor of those currently battling cancer. The remainder of the evening is filled with entertainment and activities to celebrate the accomplishments the community has made thus far and to encourage continued fundraising efforts. Our motto is, “Cancer doesn’t sleep, so neither will we!”

Can't stay the night? That's perfectly okay! Participants are free to stay as long as they wish and are not required to stay for the entire event. We offer fun games, activities, and music throughout the entire night so everyone can enjoy their authentic Relay experience.

For 9 years, Rowan has been hosting this motivational and profound event, with more participants and money raised each year. Raising more than $63,000 last year, Rowan had the privilege of having 27 survivors and over 1000 participants attend the event! This year, our goal is to collectively raise $70,000 in the fight against cancer and in honor of our heroes.


Hop on the road to a cure with your Rowan family and help us reach our goal of eradicating cancer forever! To make a difference now, join our fight to make a world with less cancer and more birthdays by creating a team, joining a team, or by making a general donation. To do so, please visit: or contact us  or Adrienne Bush (Relay Chair)

Get connected with our social networking sites!

1. Follow us on Twitter- get updates sent directly to your phone! @RowanRelay4Life

2. "Like" us on Facebook! @Rowan University Chapter of Colleges Against Cancer

3. "Attend" our Relay for Life event on Facebook, and invite all of your "friends" from Rowan, or anyone you think would be interested in attending! Rowan Relay4life

4. Take a look at our Instagram - @rowanrelayforlife