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Cumberlands to hold third annual Relay for Life


Williamsburg, Ky. - On Friday, March 22nd, University of the Cumberlands (UC) will be hosting the third annual UC Relay for Life in the O. Wayne Rollins Center beginning at 6:00 pm. This event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS) which honors the lives of people who have battled cancer.

Last year’s Relay raised over $5,000 with hundreds of participants joining the efforts throughout the night. Teams this year have been piling up to join the cause.

“I am very excited about the upcoming Relay,” said Relay for Life Director Agnes Brown-Oliphant. “There has been a lot of hard work put into this year’s event to make it a huge success. I look forward to seeing this University and community come together to change the lives of others that battle this tragic disease.”

Teams and individuals during the night will be joining in different activities that help raise funds for the battle against cancer. The disease has touched the lives of so many people in the UC family and community. The most heart touching activity of the night is the Lighting of the Luminaries. Donations are made in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of a loved one who has passed away from the disease. Then everyone takes a silent lap around the track after the Luminaries have been lit.

Also during the night the second annual Cumberlands Got Talent will take place for anyone wishing to show off their talents to the crowd.

The goal of the event is to fight back as a community against cancer. Students, faculty and staff members, and the Whitley County community are highly encouraged to show their support and participate in the Relay. Companies and businesses are encouraged to jump on board as well through the sponsorship of participants to lend support.

Registration for Relay for Life is still open and there is still time to make a difference in the lives of others that have to deal with cancer on regular basis.

For more information visit There you can get information on teams and participants and make donations or buy Luminaries for a loved one. You can also email Agnes Brown-Oliphant at or call 606-539-4254.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.