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‘Relay’ to return to the eastern suburbs in May

F-M High School to host first Relay For Life in ten years

Science Honor Society advisor Meghan Reichel, F-M seniors Calvin Stauffer, Sarah Shaneen, Kelly Muller and SHS advisor Ben Gnacik have been organizing Relay For Life since September. The event will be held on May 31 at F-M High School.

Science Honor Society advisor Meghan Reichel, F-M seniors Calvin Stauffer, Sarah Shaneen, Kelly Muller and SHS advisor Ben Gnacik have been organizing Relay For Life since September. The event will be held on May 31 at F-M High School. Allie Wenner

— “I’ve learned that with fundraising, you have to be really persistent,” Muller said. “Normally, I don’t think I’d be able to do that, but knowing that I’m doing it for the cause keeps me going and makes me want to keep calling again and again and keep asking.”

So far, they have raised $1,800 in donations, mostly through students who have already signed up to walk. Gnacik said he’s being careful not to step on Dance Marathon and wants to hold off on doing a big push for fundraising until its fundraising period is over. He said they’re planning two major kickoff events: one for students, at Dance Marathon, and one for community members, which will most likely be held in mid-March.

One thing that will make F-M’s Relay unique is the incorporation of the “Taste of F-M,” which will be held on the field adjacent to F-M’s track. Gnacik said that as of now, they’re working to recruit as many local businesses as possible to participate.

Relay For Life will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. For more information or to sign up or donate, visit relayforlife.org/fayettevillemanliusNY.

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