“‘Oh, the places you’ll go!'”
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is taking the uplifting words of Dr. Seuss to heart this spring all across its fundraising efforts; from “Paint the Campus Purple” for awareness and take a picture with ‘Bart to “Freezin for a Reason,” and culminating this weekend during the seventh annual Relay for Life at Hobart and William Smith.
Co-hosted by the CAC and Kappa Sigma fraternity, Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, April 18 from noon until midnight. The day of festivities, which has raised more than $50,000 in the past three years, will feature a walk-a-thon, raffles, a dunk tank, sumo suits, a car smash, Pie-a-Campus-Safety-Officer-in-the-Face and music.
“I hope participants will take away how much they are making a difference in the lives of others who are affected by cancer, and are inspired to learn more about the American Cancer Society and HWS CAC through the stories of survivors, the stories of hope, and even the stories about all that is lost to cancer,” says Nicole O’Connell ’16, an organizer for both HWS CAC and Relay for Life.
Co-chaired by Emily Suprenant ’15 and Henry Smith ’15, the Colleges have 74 teams, 358 people and $11,576 pledged for the event. The Geneva community is welcome to attend the event in solidarity with the Colleges. Cancer survivors, affiliated both with the Colleges and the community, will speak throughout the event.
To donate or participate in the Colleges’ Relay for Life, please visit the American Cancer Society. On the day of the event, admission is $20 at the door. Food will also be available for purchase.
“Cancer has directly impacted someone close to me and it makes me want to find a way to help and give my support in any way I can,” said Amy Russo ’17 during last year’s fundraising efforts. “… It’s amazing to have so many people who are willing to help and who want to actively create change.”