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More Than a Fundraiser: Relay for Life’s Symbolism

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Share this Post Luminaria bags on the Drillfield, adorned with the names of those battling and lost to cancer. Luminaria bags on the Drillfield, adorned with the names of those battling and lost to cancer. For the 15th consecutive year, Virginia Tech hosted Relay for Life Friday, April 22. The event itself raised about $570,000, a new record high, as a result of the efforts of 144 student committee and executive members who have worked yearlong to fundraise and organize for the event. According to a speech made in the opening ceremonies by Adam Bloom, a senior business information technology …