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Faculty and staff organizing Relay for Life team

March 6, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be held from noon Friday to noon Saturday, April 7-8, at Kanley Track on the main campus of Western Michigan University.

Several WMU student organizations and community groups and businesses have already organized teams to participate in the 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise money for cancer prevention, research and other ACS programs.

Shannon Landis, director of events in the president's office, is organizing a team for interested faculty and staff. Informational "brainstorming" meetings will be held in the President's Conference Room in Seibert Administration Building at 2 p.m. Monday, March 13, and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 14. All WMU employees are invited to attend.

Anyone who would like to serve as a leader for the WMU Faculty-Staff team in his or her office or department should contact Landis at shannon.landis@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2361. Those interested in serving as area leaders are encouraged to attend at one of the meetings March 13 or 14, but attendance is not required to serve as a leader.

Individual employees interested in participating can contact Landis or can sign up online by visiting Relay for Life of Western Michigan University on the Web at www.acsevents.org/relay/mi/wmu and click on "Sign Up Here." The name of the faculty and staff team in the selection menu on the Web is WMU Fac/Staff.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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