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Student organizations came together on a carnival-themed UC Patio to raise money for Relay for Life and the fight against cancer at the University of Miami on Saturday.

Although this year marked Relay for Life’s third year on campus, this was the first time the event was held on the UC Patio, a relatively small venue for a large event. Last year, the event was held at Cobb Stadium.

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One of the core sponsors of the event Blue Bell Ice Cream sponsored a new aspect of the drive this year – the Pint for Pint program. Students received a pint of ice cream for donating a pint of blood. With a goal to collect 1000 units of blood, the Greeks succeeded in collecting a total of 1,015 units of blood consisting of whole blood, platelets and plasma donations. It is reported that the last time Greek Week collected 1,000 units of blood was seven years ago.

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While many University of Miami students spent their fall break weekend lying on the local beaches or taking brief trips home, three students came up with a plan to tackle the poverty and lack of education in an under-served community of Haiti.

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Random Acts Of Kindness, a student organization, spreads a positive message on campus with “random” hugs and flowers to strangers. The group expands its message this year with plans for a Peace and Love concert.

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Rho Rho Rho, the University of Miami’s marine science honors fraternity, is working with the Future Interests in Nature and the Sea (F.I.N.SEA) Foundation in conjunction with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric science to plan a “fin-tastic” Ocean Kids Day on campus.

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While the act of kissing may have a plethora of beneficial effects, doing so can actually help save lives at pop artist and gallery owner Perry Milou’s Pucker Up Project, an interactive art exhibit in Miami’s Design District. The project, launched last month, lets gallery visitors literally “pucker up” and kiss one of several canvases painted by Milou, in exchange for a donation toward cancer research at the University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center at the Miller School of Medicine.

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Dance Marathon, an event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Miami Children’s Hospital, will take…

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South Miami Police to carry tasers, Footworks to host charity events, Construction of “green” branch of Baptist Hospital begins, Splitsville to open next week.

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