WSU-Rochester Relay For Life Team

Pictured above: Maggie McLaird, Claire Wallerich, Kelsey Halopka, Ashlyn Lee, Marissa Gilson, Bridget Novotny, Marissa Oberg, Leah Nicksic, Sadie White, Kelly Ann Ziemer, Emily Thauwald, Hailey Bergstrom, Emily Tronson, Stephanie Ann, Hailey Dolezal, Becca Carr, Lindsey Schroht, Lindsey Lutterman, Megan Dyslin, Krissy McCoy, Meghan Spalding, Katie Fabian, Kalia Moore, McKenna Heyda, Lauren Weber, Bri Elsmore, Abby Baier, Lexia Levendoski, Brianna Axtell, Abby Skwierawski, Madeline Christensen, Sarah Lenn, Katelyn Marie, Cortlyn Henning, Hollie Sell and Molly Ann Zafft. Photo submitted by Maggie McLaird.

Winona State University-Rochester’s junior nursing class participated in the Relay For Life of University of Minnesota Rochester on Friday, April 17th, at Soldiers Field Track.

The Relay For Life event has currently raised $3,318 for the American Cancer Society.

The WSU-R Nursing team was awarded the Top Fundraising Team with $2,368 raised to date. WSU-Rochester students solicited funds through a Relay For Life Facebook page as well as asking family, friends, and faculty for support. Online donations are still being accepted until August 31st.

Relay For Life Community Manager Rich Kramer stated, “The Winona State University-Rochester team was very engaged and an excellent group of young ladies. WSU-Rochester can be very proud of their representation in this Relay For Life event!”

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events serve as a powerful way to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer. The events offer an opportunity to honor the cancer survivors, provide cancer prevention information, and raise money to help find a cure. Information about the event or how to donate can be found here.

Junior Nursing Club President Maggie McLaird shared, “Coming together for this Relay For Life event was so refreshing! You could see the outpouring of love and friendship and the effect that such positivity can have. I am extremely proud of all my classmates and am honored to be a part of such a compassionate and motivated group of people. We cannot wait to get back out there next year, set new goals for ourselves and find more people to help. The gift of giving is truly the greatest of them all!”

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