The student-led Relay For Life committee and Arizona State University has placed 13th in the nation among colleges and universities for highest fundraising dollars for Relay for Life 2012.

Held on ASU’s Tempe, West and Polytechnic campuses annually, Relay For Life is a community celebration that raises awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society, and honors those whose lives have been touched by the disease.

A committee of 15 students and advisor at the Tempe campus, Meghan Remington, were responsible for putting this year’s festivities together, including working toward their ambitious fundraising goal of $175,000. With the help of their friends, family, and community members, the group was able to raise $167,000.

Although they did not meet their personal goal, the team still managed to snag the lucky number 13 spot on the top list of participating colleges for donations. ASU was one of just three Pac-12 schools to make the list along with the University of Washington and UCLA.

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