Written by: Jessica Ingram
Watch out, cancer!
Tuesday night in the University Center Rose Room, there was standing room only at the VSU Relay for Life interest meeting.
Hosted by VSU Relay for Life committee members, the meeting was designed to get students and potential participants pumped up for this year’s event.
You could feel the energy in the room as participants yelled this year’s Relay slogan, “Game over, cancer!”
Committee members rewarded the crowd’s enthusiasm by throwing Relay for Life bracelets. Additionally, the team captains of the first 18 teams registered were rewarded with purple water bottles.
Attendees varied from experienced Relay-For-Lifers to newcomers, and many teams had registered before the meeting took place.
Teams that achieve a certain participation level will have the opportunity to feature their logo on event T-shirts. Teams receive participation points for various activities.
During the meeting, committee members brainstormed fundraising events for teams to participate in throughout the semester, leading up to the relay on April 11.
The committee also discussed holding an event called “Painting the Town Purple” a week before the relay. “Painting the town purple” means making the campus Relay-friendly by hanging purple ribbons or chalking the sidewalks.
Relay for Life is affiliated with the American Cancer Society. Its purpose is to raise funds for cancer research, to promote cancer awareness and to honor those who have battled cancer. Participants work in teams to raise funds for the American Cancer Society
To donate or register a team, visit www.relayforlife.org/vsuga.