Congratulations to A.J. McCafferty of Relay For Life at Old Dominion University on being nominated and chosen for May's Relayer of the Month!
Why A.J. Relay's: This year, I Relay for Dr. Richard Schwartz, who lost his battle with Cancer in March after many long months of fighting. I also Relay for the ODU community in hopes of informing our campus and bringing us together as one to support the fight against cancer!
Why A.J. was nominated: "A few weeks ago, just before the Relay For Life of Old Dominion University, a gentleman emailed A.J. explaining that he is a Survivor, had made a donation to Relay and was wondering if he could get a survivor shirt. He had just been recently diagnosed. A.J. drove to Virginia Oncology Associates in Chesapeake to deliver the t-shirt while the gentleman was receiving treatment. It didn't stop there... A.J. sat and visited with this man during treatment. They have been in regular communication since then and A.J. has agreed to visit with him during his treatments until A.J. moves this summer. A.J. not only committed a tremendous amount of time to leading the RFL of Old Dominion University, he's in his last month of school, job searching and planning a move. He could have simply dropped off the t-shirt but instead, he sat and comforted a stranger who is battling the disease that A.J. is so determined to help find a cure for. If that isn't a true testament to our mission and leading the mission, I don't know what is."