Relay For Life at Father Ryan
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A Relay For Life to Remember
Every year, the Father Ryan community comes together for Relay For Life to raise money for the fight against cancer. As the largest student-led Relay For Life in the country, this year's event was one to remember. Students reached their goal and raised $175,233 for cancer research, and we couldn’t be prouder! This achievement brings the lifetime total raised by Father Ryan's Relay for Life to $1.54M!

Students, faculty, and community members spent a Saturday on campus honoring cancer survivors and fighters, participating in fun events to raise money, and walking endless laps around the track as a reminder that no one ever walks alone in the fight against cancer. Thank you to Relay For Life Co-Chairs Clara Johnson ’22 and Catherine Scott ’22 and the entire Relay For Life Committee for all of your outstanding work to make this event a success!

Meet Our 2021 Student Co-Chairs!

Clara Johnson '22

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    Clara Johnson '22 is excited to be one of the 2021 Relay For Life Co-Chairs, and extracurricular involvement at Father Ryan is nothing new for her. 

    Clara is involved in Student Ministry, the Speech, Acting, and Debate Team, the Purple Masque Players, and Irish Service Corps. 

    A member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, Clara is taking four AP courses this year. She is a member of Oak House. 

Catherine Scott '22

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    Like her co-chair, extracurricular and volunteer involvement is nothing new for Catherine Scott '22. 

    The senior can be found all over campus; she's a member of the National Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta Society, the Purple Masque Players, and Music Ministry. 

    A driven student, Catherine is taking five AP courses this year, in addition to being a leader on the Girls Cross Country Team. She is a member of Trinity House. 

Spirit of Relay Award

It was an exceptionally great morning to be Irish on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 as Father Ryan proudly accepted the first-ever Pat Flynn Spirit of Relay Award from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
ACS CEO Gary Reedy, as well as ACS Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Dr. Bill Cance and many members of the ACS Global Board, were on hand to present the award to 2019 Relay for Life Co-Chairs Madison Ahern ‘20 and Danny Farone ‘20.

Dr. Cance then took time to go to science classes to discuss careers in medicine and research, the work being done in pursuit of a cure for cancer, and the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.

Fox 17 Nashville, WSMV, and The Tennessean, among other outlets, were on hand to cover the ceremony.  

This award is a tremendous honor for the thousands in the Father Ryan community who have selflessly committed countless hours of their time over the past decade in making Father Ryan’s Relay For Life the largest student-led, per capita, Relay For Life in the nation.