Bemidji State University Students Dare to Dream About a Cancer-Free World

Badge: 2018-23 Strategic Plan: Priority 3The Bemidji State University Relay for Life student organization held its annual walk for cancer awareness on March 30 in the Gillett Wellness Center. The family-friendly event encouraged participants to dress up as their favorite character from “The Wizard of Oz” to support this year’s theme, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The tradition is a celebration of those who have won their fight against cancer, a time to honor those who have not and a community effort to raise funds to support the search for a cure. The BSU Relay for Life team raised over $1,300 during the event and a total of over $3,000 throughout the entire year. 



MN State logoBemidji State University, located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,100 students, Bemidji State offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. The university’s Shared Fundamental Values include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and international and multicultural understanding. For more, visit or find us at BemidjiState on most of your favorite social media networks.