We all view cancer as an awful disease, a disease that is totally out of our control. We may not be doctors, conducting research to find a cure, but we are Relayers, raising money, and doing our part to help.
For the past several weeks, I have been working on organizing an “Amazing Relayer” fundraiser on Lafayette’s campus. The concept for the fundraiser is similar to the show, The Amazing Race, as participants in both race to complete activities in order to win. The idea of doing it as a Relay For Life fundraiser started (as far as I know) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and I have been basing my event off of theirs.
Relayers are often posed with the question, "why do you Relay"? Sometimes, they answer "for a good time", sometimes for service hours, or they may not even know how they got drugged into it. However, more often than not, as well as in my case, we Relay, for a personal reason, for a survivor.
It’s September! The leaves are starting to change, college football is in full swing, and pumpkin spice lattes are back (if you’re into that). But more importantly, September is also a big cancer awareness month--September is the awareness month for childhood, gynecological, leukemia/lymphoma, ovarian, prostate, and thyroid cancers. In this week’s post, we’re going to be focusing on Childhood Cancer.