The main fundraising event was 7 p.m. April 7 to 7 a.m. April 8.
The organization did not meet the fundraising goal of $24,000.
“It was a low turnout,” said Emily Diaz, acting junior and event lead. “A lot of things were happening this past weekend, and everyone who was there I could tell was having fun. Everything went really well.”
The event included doughnuts, chalking, snow cones, a survivor dinner, an opening ceremony, and a survivor lap that kicked off the evening of events. Insomnia Cookies also donated 100 cookies for the night.
“We had lots of people donate to us, and I’m so grateful for that, and if anyone for next year thinks of a family business that they have or whatever, and they want to donate, we accept, one hundred percent accept,” Diaz said.
OCU’s main fundraising event is complete, but donations can still be made until Aug. 21.
During the main event, students performed musical numbers, participated in a live auction and donated their hair to the American Cancer Society.
“The time I was there, things seemed to be relaxed and hopping at the same time,” said Matt Tuley, acting sophomore. “It was a very positive environment. We’re all gonna know someone who’s been affected by cancer, it’s that common. So, it has to be a positive environment, or what’s the point?”
To find out more information or to donate, students and faculty can visit relay.org/okcuok.
“Keep supporting us until Aug. 21,” Diaz said. “Keep donating until then. I know we’re waiting for a few more checks from our benefit nights, so that number may go up.”