The University of Hawaii, Hilo (UHH) is supporting the fight against cancer by holding a Relay for Life event and Spirit Week. This year's theme is ‘Relay Through the Decades'.

Each day this week represents a different era in time in preparation for the The Relay for Life event that will take place on Friday, March 13 at 6pm. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

The week's festivities include:

Monday:  50's Day / Hands of Hope: Monday's activity will be creating a large banner with participant's hand prints. Participants will be able to write their pledge on the banner. Daily activity begins at 12 noon at the Campus Center Plaza.

Tuesday:  60's Day / Cancer Sucks!:  Tuesday's activity will be Cancer Suck(er)s. Don't forget to wear your 60's attire! Daily activity begins at 12 noon at the Campus Center Plaza.

Also on Tuesday: Relay for Life Bank Night located at Campus Center 306 at 4:00pm.

Wednesday: 70's Disco / Chain of Hope: Wednesday's activity will be making a paper chain, with each paper saying participants' pledge. Daily Activity begins at 12 noon at the Campus Center Plaza.

Thursday: I love the 2000's / Banner of Hope: Thursday's activity of the day will be making a banner with messages of memories, stories and survivorship.

Friday: Purple Friday: This is the day of the Relay for Life! No day activity as efforts will go into setting up for the relay taking place Friday evening. Wear purple all day!

Friday Night: UH Hilo's 9th Annual Relay for Life will take place at 6pm at the Campus Center Plaza. This is an overnight event with games, Zumba, entertainment and more. This event is an effort to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This is an overnight event.

The Relay for Life is an event open to the public and open for all ages. Relay for Life is a tobacco, drug and alocohal free event and anyone found under the influence or in possession of these substances will be escorted off campus by security and/or HPD.  Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone of 25 years of age or older. If this event is utilized as a school trip, the children must have an official signed parental consent form with them and must be accompanied by a chaperone over the age of 25.