TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- It was another successful Relay for Life event on Saturday at Leon High School. The latest numbers show the Leon/Havana Relay has raised $110,000 so far for the American Cancer Society. That figure is expected to grow in the coming weeks as teams turn in their final donations. This year’s festivities ran from 3 p.m. until midnight. Even a few heavy downpours couldn’t put a damper on the spirits of the thousands that came out, uniting as one in the fight against cancer.
Three Ithaca College seniors and one alumna have been selected as 2017 Fulbright Scholar Program winners — the most Fulbright winners at the college to be awarded scholarships in one year. The U.S. government-sponsored program provides the winners with grants to conduct research on topics of their choosing or to teach English in affiliated countries. The amount of money awarded is dependent on the type of research being done.
Unconventional Race, Deeply Motivated Racers: Red Bull Canada stages Wings for Life World Run App on May 7 to benefit victims of spinal chord injury. By Ben KaplanThe most unconventional run of the year is put on by Red Bull and has no finish line and sees 100% of the costs associated with the event go to Spinal Chord injuries. Wings for Life, which was started in 2004 and has thus far sponsored 142 spinal chord research projects, is May 7 and there’s no one set event location.