Our 10th Annual Relay for Life was held on Saturday, September 22 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 $203,000, 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!
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.