Where were you April 21, 2017, between the hours of 3 p.m. and midnight? Think about that for a minute while I tell you a bit about my evening that day.
I attended the “Relay For Life” at Youngstown State University. “Relay For Life” is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser cancer walk. Staff, volunteers and participants give their time, energy, and ability to walk hundreds of laps around a track because they’re motivated to end to cancer.
Think that sounds great? Here’s something even better. Residents in the Ohio State Penitentiary C pod, Youngstown, did their own “Relay For Life” in their cells in the name of The Ursuline Sisters’ Prison Ministry. Some walked a mile in their cells. Others walked for two or more hours. Some did 200, 500, or 1,000 push-ups. Others did their day-to-day workouts in honor of the Relay. Along with their activities, C residents also prayed for families of inmates, OSP officers, and all those who have been lost to cancer, survived cancer, or are currently battling cancer today.
With the help and support of about 15 teams and over 200 participants, Youngstown State’s “Relay For Life” raised over $10,000 for the fight to end cancer. There are more relays around the Mahoning Valley to participate in this spring/summer if this sounds interesting to you. Your help to end cancer is greatly appreciated!
P.S. Our Ursuline Sisters Young Adult Outreach team won the award for the most members!