Relay for Life of FSU to be nationally featured

Florida State University’s annual Relay for Life will be nationally featured by the American Cancer Society as a premier Relay for Life event for 2015.

Ralph DeVitto, executive vice president and Florida Division operating officer of the American Cancer Society, and other American Cancer Society representatives will attend FSU’s event April 10-11 to take pictures and video to share with 3,000 Relay for Life events across the United States and around the world this year.

Arthur Beredjick, 2015 president of Relay for Life of FSU.

“I have watched this Relay for Life grow so much over the past four years during my time at FSU, and I am extremely proud of how far we have come,” said Arthur Beredjick, president of Relay for Life of FSU. The event raised more than $225,000 for cancer research in 2014.

“Being nationally featured is an amazing honor and really speaks to the fact that our campus is an incredible community of people who support each other,” he said.

FSU head football coach Jimbo Fisher is scheduled to appear during the opening ceremony for Relay for Life of FSU at 5 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the main campus intramural fields, 1007 W. St. Augustine St. The 15-hour event, which includes relay teams composed of thousands of FSU students, faculty and staff members, concludes at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 11.

The general public is invited to attend the free, family-friendly event, which is co-sponsored by the university’s Student Government Association.