Mitchell Liwanag/Courtesy Photo

Colleges Against Cancer will host Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser for cancer research, at the Cal Poly track May 13-14. The event will begin at 4 p.m. Friday and end at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The two-day commemoration in honor of cancer patients will include a luminaria ceremony, a guest speaker, silent disco and Monster Energy pong.

“There’s nothing else like this event that really brings all of Cal Poly’s campus together,” agricultural communication junior and Vice President for Colleges Against Cancer Mitchell Liwanag said.

The event is expected to draw in more participants and many of the Cal Poly clubs.

“It’s the only event where all the clubs participate together,” Liwanag said.

According to Liwanag, this event is impactful because cancer affects many people, no matter which college you’re in.

Liwanag is participating because his mother is a two-time cancer survivor.

“It’s a way for me to give back and support her,” Liwanag said. “A lot of the programs helped her mentally and physically to recover and I want to make sure these programs continue for those in the future.”

Programs funded by Relay For Life’s donations include Locks of Love and a 24-hour hotline that offers counseling to cancer patients who don’t have access to doctors.

If you are interested in participating in the event, visit for more information.

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