Relay for Life at Father Ryan
Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.
Save the date: Our 11th Annual Relay for Life will be on Saturday, October 26, 2019!

Last year's recap:
Our 10th Annual Relay for Life was held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 and multiple records were set on what turned out to be an amazing and awe-inspiring day. 

The day was filled with touching tributes, courageous acts of charity, fun, strength, and laughter. Former Academic Dean Sara Hayes, a beloved member of the Father Ryan community and a cancer fighter, showed up with a freshly shaved head to show off her tattoo of the Father Ryan Crest, which she had inked to always remember the love and support she's received from the Irish community!

Dozens of young women donated their hair to make wigs for cancer patients, and thousands reveled in games, food, music and prayer.

By days end, Father Ryan broke the $1,000,000 mark for lifetime dollars raised via our Relay for Life campaigns. This year's campaign alone raised over $206,000, another record. 

We are so proud of all of the students who volunteered, not only this year but in year's past, and so thankful to our thousands of Irish supporters! Go Irish!

Click here to read The Tennessean's story about the 2018 Relay For Life, and click here to watch the clip from News Channel 5's coverage.

Meet Our 2019 Student Co-Chairs!

Madison Ahern

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    Relay for Life co-chair Madison Ahern '20 served on the Sponsorship and Fundraising Committee last year before becoming co-chair. A four-year football cheerleader and a captain this year, she has been a student representative for four years, and is one of the head student ambassadors. She is involved in FCA, Irish Service Corp, National Honors Society, Eucharistic Ministers, and last year, went on March for Life.

Danny Farone

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    This school year will be a busy one for Danny Farone '20. This St. Rose alumnus is serving as co-chair of the 2019 Relay for Life, one of the biggest events and most successful fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. In addition to that, he is playing Rugby, is a Minister of Holy Communion and a National Honor Society member.  And he's taking five AP courses, including AB Calculus, English Literature, Statistics, Environmental Science and Microeconomics.