Get to know Hannah! She is from Kimberly, Wisconsin and graduated from UW- Madison in May 2015 with a BS in Nursing. She is a second year member of the National Campus Leadership Team and is the chair of Suvivorship and Caregiver Engagement.
Where do you Relay and Why?
I Relay at UW- Madison's Relay For Life event. I Relay in memory of my dad who died from testicular cancer a month after I turned 5. He is and will continue to be my main reason to Relay, but as time goes on my list keeps growing. Today, that list includes my Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle, friend, and all of my patients (I currently work as an oncology nurse).
What is your favorite Relay memory?
My Junior year, I was able to share my story during the Luminaria Ceremony. Most of my extended family was there that night, and after the ceremony ended, we all walked arm in arm around the track for the silent laps. It was so special to have their support that night, and to walk with them in my dad’s memory.
Explain your role as Survivorship and Caregiver Engagement Chair on the NCLT.
As the Survivor and Caregiver Engagement Chair, I help provide strategy and direction to further Survivor and Caregiver recognition, engagement, and support through programs and activities at Relay For Life, and with CAC chapters throughout the year.
What is your favorite memory from the NCLT?
Reuniting with my team this April to go to back to back Relays one weekend (my alma mater included) and to Virginia Tech two weeks later. It was amazing to be able to meet up with my Relay family to see some of the events we support, and to see how each campus makes their event unique.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Spoonfuls of peanut butter!
What is your favorite Netflix show?
Suits... or pretty much anything from the USA Network.
What is your life motto?
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” - Bill Copeland