Fort Hays State University's Student Government Association is participating in Relay For Life on May 1 from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. This is an annual event to raise money for cancer research.
This year, the SGA hosted a "Fries Friday" at the North Hays and South Hays McDonald's, which agreed to give a percentage of their french fry sales from Friday, April 23, to the Student Government Association for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society.
Relay for Life begins with a candle lighting ceremony for cancer survivors and proceeds through many activities during the night. Participants take turns walking at Lewis Field throughout.
The main purpose of the event is to promote cancer awareness and raise research money for the American Cancer Society.