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WMU has team in Relay for Life of Kalamazoo

June 6, 2006

KALAMAZOO--A group of Western Michigan University employees has formed a team for the Relay for Life of Kalamazoo County, a 24-hour walk-a-thon to raise money for the American Cancer Society at Loy Norrix High School football field, Saturday through Sunday, June 17-18.

More than $27,000 has already been raised through the relay, and about 50 relay teams have been formed, including "WMU & Friends." Two dozen people have already signed up to walk for the WMU team, and anyone who is interested is welcome to join.

"We are still looking for more walkers, and we hope to raise a lot more for the fight against cancer," says WMU staff member Dori LaChance. "We have $1 Relay for Life STARS that people can purchase and $10 luminaria bags to make in memory of loved ones. We also have $5 raffle tickets from ACS, with a raffle prize of up to $500."

Those interested can join the "WMU & Friends" team by going to the Web address below and clicking on "Join Our Team." Contributions can be made online by clicking on "General Team Contribution" or on the name of any of the team members listed. Tax-deductible gifts can be designated in honor or memory of a cancer victim, survivor, family member or friend.

WMU & Friends team

For more information about the WMU team or to sign up to walk at a specific time, contact RoseElla Lyke, College of Aviation, at rose.ella.lyke@wmich.edu or (269) 387-0349 and Dori LaChance, Registrar's Office, at dori.lachance@wmich.edu or (269) 387-4309.

At the beginning of April, more than 600 people, most of them WMU students, alumni and employees, participated in the Relay for Life of Western Michigan University at Kanley Track. The WMU Relay raised more than $45,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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

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