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Relay For Life at Father Ryan

Since 2010, Father Ryan High School has hosted Relay for Life through the leadership and commitment of our students. Inspired by the struggle of classmates who themselves battled cancer, students over the years have run this event with passion and dedication.

In October 2016, nearly 50 teams with almost 1,100 total participants raised more than $175,000 for the American Cancer Society, shattering our previous record and making us the top fundraising Relay for Life per capita among every high school in the world. In the past seven years, Father Ryan has raised over $600,000 for cancer research.

This year, Father Ryan High School will host Relay for Life on September 30, 2017, from noon to 10:00 p.m. This is a community-wide event where all are welcome to participate. We will begin the Relay with a special ceremony and first lap in honor of all cancer survivors and fighters. We encourage you to join the fight against cancer.

To learn more about Relay for Life 2017, to join a team, or to make a donation, please click the button below.

Meet Our Student Co-Chairs!

Caroline Long

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    Caroline Long is a senior who has been passionate about Relay for Life for many years, ever since a close family member was diagnosed with cancer that is thankfully in remission.  

    Last year, she served as the head of Community Outreach on the student committee, creating strong partnerships with schools such as Pope John Paul II, St. Cecilia, St. Henry, and St. Edward.  Caroline is also involved in Student Council as the Senior Class Vice President.  

    This is her third year as a Student Ambassador, and she is an active participant and leader in the faith life of the school and at St. Henry Church.  Thank you Caroline for your service and leadership!

Ayers Callahan

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    Ayers Callahan is a senior who has the rare distinction of serving on the student committee for the third year in a row.  Last year, he served as head of Team Marketing, overseeing his classmates in their work on mission, sponsorship, and social media outreach. 

    In addition to his tireless pursuit to end cancer, Ayers is a senior leader of the Varsity Swim Team.  He is once again a Student Ambassador, and he serves on Student Council as a Class Representative. 

    Ayers is a leader of character and faith at Father Ryan and at his parish and grade school, St. Henry.  Thank you Ayers for your generous and selfless leadership!