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GSC Relay for Life Raises Over $8,000 for American Cancer Society

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GSC Relay for Life Chairpersons Kindra Davis-Kidd and Katrina Fitzwater led the Survivors Lap which recognized cancer survivors Ed Toman, GSC Director of JASON Project and Coordinator of Hidden Promise Consortium, and Michelle Clowser, GSC Foundation Office Administrative Assistant.

The Glenville State College Relay for Life (RFL) participants have raised $8,212.32 for the American Cancer Society. The event was held on Wednesday, April 28th in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom and the GSC Amphitheater. The activities began at 7:00 p.m. and lasted until 1:00 a.m. with over one-hundred individuals participating from the Glenville State College campus.

“I am so proud of the job that our students have done here at GSC in the fight against cancer. The students at GSC did not just raise money but turned our first RFL event into a civic engagement and service learning project for the entire campus. The more than eight thousand dollars that was raised was three thousand over our goal of five thousand; this will help the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer and the cure that will be seen by this generation in their lifetime,” said GSC Director of Student Activities Kipp Colvin.

The top fundraising team of the event was Chi Zeta Pi raising $1,855.33. The top fundraiser was Chi Zeta Pi member Laural Smith who raised $615.00. “The 2010 Relay for Life event was outstanding. Our committee of students really came together and had a great night of laughter and tears. It is nice to see a young group of students trying to make a difference and help find a cure for cancer,” said 2011 GSC Relay for Life Events Chairperson Christine DeLay.

Relay Feet

GSC Relay for Life participants wrote the reasons they relay and facts about cancer on their feet as part of a future video project for the event.

All of the money raised at this event is being contributed to the American Cancer Society to be used in West Virginia. For more information, contact Colvin at Kipp.Colvin@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6412. For more information about the American Cancer Society visit www.relayforlife.org or call1-800-ACS-2345.

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