Young Harris College Participates in Union County Relay for Life

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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Young Harris College Participates in Union County Relay for Life

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College served as a corporate sponsor for Union County’s Relay for Life and participated in the event that took place Friday, June 25, at the Union County High School football field in Blairsville, Ga. Twenty teams and 300 participants, including around 125 cancer survivors, have raised $83,000 so far to support this international movement to end cancer.

Young Harris College Campus Minister Rev. Dr. Tim Moore led a prayer during the Opening Ceremony to signal the start of the event at 6 p.m., followed by a Team Parade and the Annual Cancer Survivors' Lap at 8 p.m. Because this traditionally overnight event ended early due to inclimate weather, there will be a wrap-up event on July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Blairsville Civic Center for team sponsors and captains.
Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature event that brings more than 3.5 million people from 4,900 communities across the country together each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones lost and to help fight cancer by raising money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission.

For more information about Relay for Life, visit

About Young Harris College
Founded in 1886, Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 700 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Science—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. For more information, visit