PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER for a great cause! The Relay for Life is April 13-14

When youʻve been the head of a campus as big as UH Mānoa, not to mention a scientist yourself, you know all about those “all nighters” students pull to study before a big exam. UHM Chancellor Emeritis Virginia Hinshaw, Professor of Tropical Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Pharmacology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, is actually encouraging everyone to pull one more all nighter–this time for a cause bigger than each of us.

rs.2VHProjectimageThe event is the UH Relay for Life, which will held from 6:00 p.m. April 13 through 6:00 a.m. April 14, 2013 at The Clarence Ching Athletic Field at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

“This is truly a race to save lives,” said Dr. Hinshaw. “All of us are impacted by cancer. One in every three people is diagnosed with this disease – family, colleagues, neighbors, ourselves – we all have compelling reasons to join in the fight. So, please, let’s work together to win this race. The Relay for Life is a great step in the right direction to end cancer!”

Dr. Hinshaw, who has worked with students in the Relay for LIfe for several years now, said 2013 will be special for JABSOM, because our medical students have a team in the event.rs.VH3Project.image

As a cancer survivor herself, Dr. Hinshaw will be among those taking the first lap. “The “Survivors and Thrivers,” along with cancer caregivers, traditionally walk the first lap to great applause,” said Hinshaw.

The entry form and a way for donors to support the cause even if they cannot attend can be found on-line at RELAY FOR LIFE.


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