Sixty-five teams of Wake Forest students, faculty and staff competed in an all-day relay race around Hearn Plaza on Thursday to raise both money and awareness for the fight against cancer.
The annual “Hit the Bricks” event raises donations for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund, which supports the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. “Hit the Bricks” is the official launch of a series of events and activities this year for the fund.
The Brian Piccolo Cancer Drive was established by students in 1980 in memory of Piccolo, who died of cancer while a member of the Chicago Bears football team. Piccolo was a student-athlete at Wake Forest in the 1960s.