This blog post is written and photographed by our friend, Kathleen Anderson, a graduate student in Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies.
Thousands of Huskies united on Friday evening to fight against cancer at the highest grossing and most attended Relay Northeastern has ever held.
A fantastic atmosphere buzzed through Matthews with tons of students representing their organizations and getting ready to Relay. Throughout the night there was fundraising and entertainment to help the 12 hours go by in a flash. Dance troops, a cappella groups, and even NUStage performed for everyone!
NUPD was raising money by allowing you to have to your friends arrested for crimes such as eating too my Cheetos and being too good looking. Some brave girls (and guys) had their hair cut to donate to cancer patients and there was even a massive Zumba class to wake us all up at 11:30pm.
At half-time, the Luminaria Ceremony started. This was emotional for all and really hit home for a number of students and their families who have been affected by cancer – demonstrating how important it was that we were all there to raise money and awareness, motivating us all to keep going till 6am.
Even though some people were asleep on the track (understandably), we made it the full 12 hours which is when the fantastic news was announced that Northeastern had raised a staggering $274,904, Well done Huskies!
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