Relay for Life
$26,300 - all to help bring cancer to an end.
"This past April Haverford joined the ranks of many communities and colleges fighting cancer by hosting a Relay for Life on campus. Participants spent 12 hours together - 8 pm until 8 am - listening to music, playing games, and walking the indoor track to symbolize the long nights experienced by cancer patients and their caregivers and that cancer never sleeps. Teams of 10-15 people were asked to have at least one member walking at all times and during the course of the evening all 150 participants joined in for a survivor's lap, a luminaria lap to honor friends and family who have had cancer, and a closing lap celebrating our accomplishments in the fight.
Prior to the event participants raised money by contacting friends and family or through their own team fundraisers, and at the end of the night our grand total was $26,300 raised, all of which went straight into the American Cancer Society's research and awareness funds. Our total puts us in the running for "Relay for Life Rookie of the Year," which would be a really exciting honor.
We are looking for new committee members to help us put together another great Relay and plan fundraisers and awareness events throughout the year. This includes orchestrating informational meetings on campus, collecting donations (especially food) for the event, and lining up activities for the event itself, in addition to planning all of the logistics for Relay and advertising the event on campus. This year we were a first time committee, and thus very small, and are really looking to grow! We meet once a week during the spring semester (time/day of the week will depend on what works best for our members) and every few weeks in the fall as well.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to answer them. And if you are passionate about creating more birthdays in our world and eradicating cancer, we would love for you to join us in this great cause!"