Relay for Life at Father Ryan
Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.
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!

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 2018 Student Co-Chairs!

Maggie Eidt

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    Maggie Eidt is a Father Ryan senior.  After her family moved from Mississippi to Nashville at the beginning of her sophomore year, Maggie has committed heart and soul to Father Ryan High School.  She is a two-year committee member, having served last year on Survivorship.  She is a member of the Father Ryan Swim Team and participated in two mission trips – Alternative Spring Break and Catholic HEART Workcamp.  Her passion for Relay for Life comes in part from her family’s own experience with cancer as her younger sister is a survivor of childhood cancer.  Thank you Maggie for your leadership and service!

Drew Sloan

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    Drew Sloan is a Father Ryan senior.  A natural leader among his peers, Drew is especially active on campus.  He is a two-year committee member, having served last year on Team Development.  He is a Peer Mentor and a Student Ambassador.  In addition, he is active in his faith as a Eucharistic Minister, an Altar Server, a member of the Melchizedek Project, and a participant on Catholic HEART Workcamp.  He also plays Varsity Soccer.  Yet this year, he has found the time and energy to co-chair the 10th annual Relay for Life and has already made a huge impact through this work. Thank you Drew for your leadership and service!