Monday, November 18, 2013
Colleges Against Cancer
Here at Fordham, students have been starting new clubs left and right. Just this past year, a new club called Colleges Against Cancer, which benefits the American Cancer Society, was added to the growing list of student-run organizations. Colleges Against Cancer brings together students who have been personally affected by the issue of cancer to plan many fundraising events, including ACS's largest event, Relay For Life. After interning for ACS this previous summer (made possible with much help from our ACS staff liaison--shows that you can even network through extracurriculars!), I was excited for this club to come into fruition.
I am currently serving as the Co-Team Recruitment Chair for my second straight year. My main function is to promote raising money to join the fight against cancer through outreach to RAs/RDs, friends, and other Fordham clubs. We encourage them to form their own teams and raise money throughout the school year leading up to the major Relay For Life event in April.
The Relay For Life event is held every year at Fordham. Last year, we raised over $30,000 towards cancer research--our highest fundraising total yet! The committee and I were thrilled and are looking to raise $45,000 this year. By means of smaller events, fundraisers, and tabling throughout the year, we are very confident that we can reach this goal.
At the main relay event in April, a member of each team is constantly walking around the track because cancer never stops, and neither do we!
We hope that this year's relay will be bigger and better than past years! Our first event is our annual kickoff on Monday, December 2nd from 5-7 in McGinley. There will be food, raffles, music, and opportunities to sign up and learn more about Relay for Life.
For more information about Relay for Life and ways to sign up, visit www.relayforlife.org/fordhamuniversityny and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fordhamrelayforlife.