The opportunity to serve another “Relay for Life” was concluded this last weekend. Again, we are so proud of the students and their commitment to the cause. In their second year, they have raised $42,775+, but what is more important, they gave their heart and soul to making it a success. Members of the community, students, faculty and staff supported the effort with hundreds of people attending. This year (due to weather) we moved inside to the Fowler Center, and in so doing, found it to be a more intimate and energy filled venue - we may have found a more permanent home. But what was even more remarkable was the ease with which all made the adjustment. It was a beautifully exercised team effort. Our thanks go out to all that contributed in time, talent, and treasure. A special thanks goes out to our Corporate Sponsors ( Citizens Tri-County Bank, Duck River Electric, Woody's Bicycles, SVEC); Raffle contributors (High Pointe, CVS, Smokehouse, Sewanee Inn, Sewanee Golf), and to Facilities Management at the University; Sewanee Athletics for use of the space and managing the event; the Rotaract Club and its leadership, and the American Cancer Society, and its representative for the event, Marlene Delong. The goal of bringing HOPE and HONOR to those impacted by cancer was richly achieved.
Donations are still being received and encouraged. A "Relay Angels” fund has been established; send checks to:
American Cancer Society
ATTN: Sewanee Relay - Angels Team
6221 Shallowford Rd. Ste 102
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Click HERE to choose PDFs to download, which will help you start or join a Relay for Life team, how to prepare, and where the financial donations go. This year, the Rotaract Club's goal is $50,000. Let's help them hit that target!