Designed in the Lab – Relay for Life Infographic

What is Relay InfographicChristine Uyemura, one of the lab consultants here at the Vitale Digital Media Lab, is the president of the group that organizes Relay for Life at Penn.  She created this very nice infographic about the event.  I wanted to share it with you because I wanted to see how effective you can be by using little more than text and some attractive colors.  The graphic manages to explain very clearly what the event is, why the event exists, what you can expect to see at the event, and how to find out more information–all using minimal graphical elements.

Christine is leaving candy in the lab this week and next to raise awareness of Relay for Life which is next Friday, April 5th on Franklin Field. Doors open at 6:30 and opening ceremonies are at 7:30.

I asked her to write something for this post explaining more about the event. Here’s what she says:

In case you don’t know, Relay for Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is an all-night event to Celebrate those that have won the fight against cancer,  Remember loved ones lost and Fight Back against the disease.  Throughout the night we will have performances by student entertainment groups including Strictly Funk (come see Victor!), Penn Dhamaka, Off the Beat, Sparks Dance Co., the Quaker Girls, Penn Masti, the Bloomers Band, the Penn Band, and Penn Pipes (Penn’s bagpipe club). Free food will be provided by Copa, Gia Pronto, Lil’ Pop Shop, Chipotle, Maggianos, Herr’s, Vitamin Water and more! The highlight of the night will be two special ceremonies at 10pm (Luminaria ceremony) and 1am (Fight Back ceremony) to honor those who have been touched by cancer.  Registration is only $10 and you can do it at – start a team or join one that already exists!

Relay is the largest philanthropic event on Penn’s campus. On average, we raise about $100,000 annually to continue the research, education, and patient/survivor support provided by the American Cancer Society. Our goal for this year is $75,000 and we really think we can surpass it if we get the word out so feel free to take candy and let any lab patrons know it’s for Relay!

Find more info about Relay for Life at Penn at

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