Relay for Life raises more than $76,000

Quinnipiac Relay for Life 2013
From left, Quinnipiac University students Caitlin Ziegler, Christine Porzio, Katie Winkle, Becky Kleiman and Keith Yatauro, were all co-chairs of this year’s Relay for Life at Quinnipiac.

May 1, 2013 - Quinnipiac University raised more than $76,000 during its Relay for Life, an organized community fundraising walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society, on April 19-20 at the TD Bank Sports Center.

The top three fundraising teams from Quinnipiac each raised more than $1,000 each; the first place team, Kate's Krew, raised $3,233. More than 120 teams and 936 participants attended the event. Kate's Krew was formed in support of Orange resident and Quinnipiac student Katie Winkle, a leukemia survivor. Winkle, a sophomore in the School of Nursing, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and was treated with six rounds of chemotherapy. Now in remission, Winkle served as event co-chair and has participated in multiple relay events.

"My softball community created Kate's Krew when I was diagnosed. They had supported me throughout my softball career, and continued to do so in my fight against cancer," Winkle said. "I am so thankful to have brought Kate's Krew to Quinnipiac to help raise awareness and as a reminder that no one fights alone."