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Aly Raisman attends Merrimack College's Relay for Life

She Floored Them

World champion gymnast Aly Raisman, center, vaulted into Merrimack in April to support the college’s annual Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research. Following a short talk before a packed house in Lawler Arena, where she shared the personal story of her late paternal grandmother’s brave fight against cancer, Raisman visited with and signed autographs for cancer survivors and student members of the event leadership team. Student Francie Grasso ’20, right, was moved to tears as Jenna Virnelli ’17 looked on.