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A Survivor Still Fighting

Riley Hampsch, a Washington and Lee junior from Hopedale, Mass., will be participating in her 16th Relay for Life when the American Cancer Society’s annual event is held at W&L on March 15-16 on Cannan Green.

Riley has been fighting cancer since she was three years old. That’s when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She spent the next six years in and out of hospitals and has been in remission for 17 years. She’s now captain of the Generals field hockey team

But, as she notes in a profile on the blog of the Washington and Lee field hockey team, “rather than fighting for myself, I fight for others.” So far her efforts have raised more than $50,000, and she intends to add to that total through the Relay for Life next weekend.

See all the details of the W&L Relay for Life, including the opportunity to donate, on the Relay for Life page.