Gymnasts to Participate in Relay for Life

May 16, 2005

The Oregon State Gymnastics team is set for action again as they will take part in the Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society Friday, May 20.

'Cancer is a disease that affects everybody and this is an opportunity, that as a team, we can help make a difference,' said Associate Head Coach Michael Chaplin.

Members of the gymnastics program will take turns walking around OSU's Memorial Union quad from 6 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday as they raising money for the American Cancer Society. The Beavers have set a goal to raise $800 for the fight against cancer.

'Giving back to the global community is important and joining the Relay for Life is just our small part in finding the cure for cancer,' said freshman Megan Devencenzi.

Donations can be made by going to www.acsevents.org/relay/or/osu. Click on 'Sponsor Participant.' Then enter a gymnast's name.

'This is a good event to spend time remembering and honoring people that we've lost to cancer,' said Kim Sedlak.

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