The Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraiser. It was held at WSU and is for all of Winona County. The event is spearheaded by Cotter grad Alex Strelow. Alex is a current WSU student and co-president of Colleges Against Cancer. When Alex was a student at Cotter, she had cancer and completed treatments.
The premise of the event is that you get a team together, raise money, then walk the track at WSU from 6pm-1am. Those with cancer never stop so the walkers don't either. Someone from your team should be on the track all night. Cotter students had a team that walked the track and participated in the fun. There were about 25 students and 2 teachers - HP and Mrs. Corcoran, along with their families.
In the meantime, there is dancing, music, games (limbo, hula hoop contest, giant jenga, balloon pop), and booths for food and drinks. There was a mascot race during the event featuring Culvers, Saint Mary's University, Cotter and a dinosaur. Rowdy won the race! There was also a Mr. Relay show. Guys dressed up in dresses and participated in a pageant. The guys then went through the audience and collected money. Cotter guys collected $200! All money raised during the event goes to the American Cancer Society. This year, the Winona County Relay for Life raised over $40,000!
Also, a group of Cotter students raised $121 earlier in the week by selling baked goods. The profits went to the Relay for Life team that represented our school.