As we near the middle of spring semester, we also approach one of the biggest fundraising events on Texas Tech's campus. Over 51 student organizations have already registered to participate in Relay for Life on April 12th at Memorial Circle. This all night relay event includes a survivor's lap, a luminaria ceremony, a fight back ceremony, and hundreds of students united for one cause. Through these events across the country, the American Cancer Society not only fights to raise awareness but also funds research, travel expenses, and recovery efforts for all types of cancer patients. Relay is for caregivers and for patients, for survivors and for those lost, in honor and in memory of the ones who have touched our lives.
On behalf of the Tech Terry Scholars, I would like to invite you to be a part of our fight. We have all been incredibly blessed through our educations here at Texas Tech and wish to give back to those that have given so much to us. Our organization is fundraising, both individually and as a group, but we don't want to stop here. We know that everyone has a story. Everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another. In efforts to raise awareness regarding the scope and impact that cancer has on lives, we are asking for personal stories. Over the next month, we will be sharing the stories of our scholars, staff, peers, and families. We ask that, if you're willing, that you would share a short blurb on how cancer has impacted your life. There is no preferred length or structure. These stories can be emailed to myself (firstname.lastname@example.org), Heather Medley (email@example.com), or Matt McCutchen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Every few days, a new story will be released, all culminating on April 12th.
If you would like more information on Relay for Life/the American Cancer Society, feel called to donate, or wish to buy a luminaria to honor a loved one, please see the link to our team page below. I would be happy to answer any questions, as well. Any contributions are welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your time,
Tech Terry Scholars
Community Service Coordinator