I’ve known this for months and I’m only now sharing with you: we’re having an American Cancer Society fundraiser called Relay for Life on campus this weekend.
If you don’t know much about these events, an organization sponsors a local Relay (Jackson has a really big one each summer) and then “teams” sign up to be part of it. Each team is supposed to raise a certain amount of money to participate. That money goes toward cancer research.
Relay for Life events themselves are pretty fun. They go from Friday at 6 p.m. to Saturday at 6 p.m. People on the teams are walking laps for the entire 24 hours. Teams also have a themed tent that is sort of a headquarters where things are sold or stuff is going on. Jackson has a huge one each summer and it takes up most of Cascades Park. I’ve gone the past few years but have never been part of a team.
So, here comes the ask: donate money toward cancer research! And do it soon because the Relay is this Friday. You can designate who you’re making your donation in memory of.
We’ve all been affected by cancer in some way or another—my Grandpa Maust died from it. A good friend’s brother, who is also an SAU student, is on the up side of lukemia recovery. Our chaplin has cancer and our former baseball coach died from cancer. It’s every where–and it needs to be stopped.
(Disclaimer: I’m a firm believer that money and brains only have a limited affect on the cancer situation and that only the supernatural power of God can remedy this problem)
Head to my personal Relay for Life page (believe me, I didn’t design it) and give $10 or $20 toward the cause. I’m sure you’ve felt the effects of it somehow and have someone you could pledge in honor of.