BARUCH STUDENTS RAISE RECORD AMOUNT FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY AT "RELAY FOR LIFE"

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              New York, NY, April 5, 2006--Baruch College students led a total of 662 students from three campuses of the City University of New York to raise $77,000 for the American Cancer Society. The impressive total represented a 59% increase over last year’s fundraising effort.

              The college students participated in the 15-hour Relay For Life, which ran from 5 pm on Friday, March 31, to 8 am on Saturday, April 1, as part of a nationwide celebration of hope and remembrance honoring cancer survivors and paying tribute to lives lost.              

              The Relay was held in the Baruch College gymnasium. Students from Hunter College and City College joined the 442 Baruchians walking in teams throughout the night. The first lap was reserved for cancer survivors and their caregivers.              

              Relay For Life is a team-driven effort, with each team of 5-15 members gathering pledges. Teams are formed from student clubs and represent every facet of student life. This year’s participating student groups included the American Marketing Association, the Baruch Bearcats (athletic teams), Club India, the HelpLine, Kappa Phi Alpha Society, the Ecuadorian Club, Baruch Tae Kwon Do, The Ticker (student newspaper), the Debate Team, and the Golden Key Honor Society.

Contact: Zane Berzins, News and Public Information Director, (646) 660-6113, zane_berzins@baruch.cuny.edu