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1 Million Dollars Raised For Cancer At Salisbury University

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Salisbury, MD. - More than 3-thousand feet marched through the gym at S-U, raising money for cancer research.  Participants walked from 6 PM Friday evening through 6 am Saturday morning.  Executive Director for Relay Meagan Maziani explains, "cancer doesn't sleep so neither will we."

This was the event's 13th year at Salisbury University.  Maggs gym was filled with clubs and social groups, who made tables with games and food, to raise money.  But for some, like cancer survivor and SU senior John Litz, the event is much more than a chance to socialize.

John was just one year old when he was diagnosed with cancer.  He says he still have a scar on the back of his left leg from surgery to prove it.  According to the American Cancer Society, about half of all men and one-third of women will develop cancer at some point in their life.  But, John sees his now cured illness, as a blessing.  "I think its helped me become a better person.   A few years back my mom had skin cancer, and being there for her like she was there for me was definitely a really good thing for me," he said.

SU has held Relay For Life since 2002, and has raised over 1-million dollars for the cause.  And though small in size, per person, the university raised more money than any other Maryland school.

John says he loves the event, and is glad his school participates every year.  "These events, I wish we could do more of them, honestly. I wish more colleges would participate in things like relay for life," he said.

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