Relay For Life is an event that allows me to give back. And as a broke college student that says alot.
So why do I relay?
JMU's motto is "Be The Change" and that's what I'm doing. I have made a commitment this year to change not only my life, but the lives others through my thoughts, actions, words, and heart. Relay For Life is just one of the ways I hope to change lives and inspire those around me to do the same.
As a Team Captain I take my role very seriously. To me, it's not just about raising money for myself or my team. It's also about showing my support to those who are/have/will be affected by cancer. I am so blessed to not be in those categories, but I don't know what the future holds. So if donating money that would have been a night out with friends can help someone else, than I'm more than willing to do it.
My Relay Event doesn't happen till April 17th and I am so excited. While no one in my immediate family has cancer, I do have relatives who have died from cancer when I was a child. Though I never really got to know them I Relay for them, and for everyone. Not only will my team be walking the track but we will be setting up activities at are tent to raise more money for Relay and to keep everyone involved motivated through the night since our event goes from 7pm - 7am.
If you'd like to learn more about Relay or to donate to myself please feel free to visit my personal Relay For Life page.
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Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.
Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.
No matter who you are, there’s a place for you at Relay. To participate, form a team, or dedicate a luminaria at your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life, please call 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org.
Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people to:
• Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. The strength of survivors inspires others to continue to fight.
• Remember loved ones lost to the disease. At Relay, people who have walked alongside people battling cancer can grieve and find healing.
• Fight Back. We Relay because we have been touched by cancer and desperately want to put an end to the disease.
There is not a required amount of money to raise in order to participate in Relay For Life. The American Cancer Society's recommendation is for each participant to set a personal goal to raise $100. ...