Relay for Life
The Relay for Life is an annual event held to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Clemson's first relay was held in 2001, and the 2006 Relay, held on April 7, successfully raised over $144,000 dollars, the highest amount yet in the organization's history on campus. The event lasts for 12 hours, and is traditionally held on the lawn behind the Cooper Library. Various teams participate in the Relay, with the idea being that at least one member of the team is walking a course laid out around the lawn throughout the 12 hours. Organizations sometimes set up tents and tables around the course, which is lined with luminaries honoring loved ones affected by cancer.