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Relay-for-Life honored with National Award

MIDDLEBURY - The Relay For Life of Middlebury College was recently honored by the American Cancer Society with the National Top Five Per Capital Youth Award for 2009 in recognition of colleges with an enrollment of fewer than 2,500.

Middlebury College raised $114,000 ($48.87 per capita) on May 1-2 in support of cancer prevention, research, education and advocacy in Vermont.

The award was presented to the Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz by the 2010 Relay For Life co-chairwomen Sarah Bryan and Mia Lieb-Lappen, along with committee member, Ruthie Reinken, and Jessica Blais, American Cancer Society staff partner, Nov. 12.

The Relay For Life national awards are presented in recognition of outstanding performance in fundraising and to highlight the success of individuals, teams, and events that define the hallmarks of Relay For Life.

In 2008, Middlebury College received the National Per Capital Youth Award, placing first, in addition to receiving recognition for individual online fundraising and team fundraising success.

The 2010 Relay For Life of Middlebury College will take place on April 23-24. For more information on volunteering and event registration, visit www.relayforlife.org/middleburyvt.

Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society.

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