During the Spring Semester, Fordham has many different opportunities to participate in community service activities on campus. Last weekend, I participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event with the Fordham Dance Team. This event is held in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society to fund research and to support those diagnosed with cancer. At Fordham, the event was held on Eddie’s (the big grass area in the middle of campus) from 2pm to 10pm. While at the event, at least one person must be walking around the track at all times. Throughout the night there were different races and performances to keep participants busy. Being able to participate in an event like this right on campus is such a great opportunity that Fordham offers.
|Fordham Dance Team at Relay for Life|
|Some FDT members participating in a sack race!|
A second community service event at Fordham during the Spring Semester is Light it Up Blue, presented by Autism Speaks. I attended this even last night, also with the Fordham Dance Team. Entry was only $2 if you wore blue. At the event, there were various performers, raffles, and food. The money raised from the event went towards Autism awareness and funding. These are just two philanthropic events on campus in the spring. Fordham has plenty more to offer!