Relay for Life at Father Ryan
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Save the Date: October 30, 2021
Relay for Life raised $162,087 in one of the few in-person Relay fundraisers for the American Cancer Society in 2020. The student-led event on October 31, 2020 was held outside at Father Ryan’s Giacosa Stadium with limited capacity, reduced hours, and Father Ryan’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place.

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.