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 over $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.
Relay for Life continues to be an important time for our community to honor and support survivors, remember those who have passed on, and work toward a cure.
Malachy Doyle is a senior who is passionate about faith and service. She regularly attends Mass, is committed to local service through Room in the Inn, and participates in mission trips like Alternative Spring Break. She was one of only three juniors inducted into the prestigious St. Vincent de Paul Service Society in 2016. She is deeply committed to Relay for Life, and last year, she served on the sponsorship sub-committee, which exceeded their fundraising goal and contributed greatly to the funds raised for the American Cancer Society. Mally is an amazing model of faith in action, and Father Ryan is blessed by her leadership!
Daniel Hayes is a senior who has been active with Relay for Life throughout his time at Father Ryan. He served as a committee member during his sophomore year and as the Development Director during his junior year, playing an instrumental role in helping Father Ryan raise over $146,000 for the American Cancer Society. He is committed to his Catholic faith and active at Holy Family Parish and with Olancho Aid, which is an organization committed to serving others in Honduras by building homes and building relationships. Here at school, he serves at all-school Mass, plays varsity lacrosse, and is a leader among his peers by being a young man of character and commitment.