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May 02 2011

NYIT Raises Thousands at Relay for Life

Old Westbury, N.Y. (May 2, 2011) – The NYIT community raised more than $40,000 for the American Cancer Society, as students, faculty, staff, and friends gathered for 24 hours starting on Friday, April 29, for the third Relay for Life on the Old Westbury campus.

Two cancer survivors shared their stories during the night to inspire walkers and runners as they rounded a track on the President's Field to symbolize the fact that cancer never sleeps. Carlos Munoz, an architecture student, and Linda Spangler, an admissions representative, spoke about their experience as survivors to the more than 500 others who celebrated the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembered loved ones, and supported research to fight the disease.

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.
 
Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 85,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

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