By Elaine Cashy

Assistant Arts & Life Editor

Over one million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although this number seems overwhelming, The American Cancer Society (ACS) is an organization dedicated to helping each of these people with their fight against cancer.

One way the ACS raises money is through Relay for Life, an event where people make teams that stay up all night and have someone on the team walking around a track the whole time, raising money together

Denison students have the opportunity to help ACS and participate in this 18-hour event on April 11 and 12.

Kick off for Relay for Life is at 6 p.m. on Friday, and it ends at 12 p.m. on Saturday. Relay for Life co-chair Payne Winston ’15 of Delaware, Ohio, looks forward to the event and all the activities for participants. “We have activities and Denison groups coming in at all hours of the night, and a large concert at midnight.”

Super Mash Bros will be performing, and students can also participate in other committee fundraisers (like an eating contest), so participants should bring money with them.

Another source of entertainment for is the Denison Dazzlers, one of the groups performing at the event. The Dazzlers welcome Denison students to learn their routine as a fundraising project.

The last Dazzler dance class is April 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Slayter auditorium. Students who want to participate should wear workout clothes and bring water. No experience is required!

Dazzlers’ co-captain Tempestt Williams ’15 of Orange, N.J., says that “Dazzler practices are full of energy and usually move at a fast pace once all the movements are broken down.”

Dazzler dance classes support Relay for Life by raising money for the event and enable people to have fun alongside the Dazzler dance team, all in support of the American Cancer Society.

Photo Courtesy Allie Vugrincic