Relay for Life team recruits local students in cancer fight

Amber Stafford

Assignment Editor 


Diana Lovendino takes measure of the pennies received from Highland Park Elementary for their Relay for Life team. Submitted Photo.



The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held on campus from 7 p.m. May 31 to 7 a.m. June 1 in the Campus Mall.

The theme for Relay for Life is “Cancer does not stop for nighttime.” The relay starts at dusk and ends the next morning. The light and darkness of day and night parallel the physical effects, emotions and mental state of cancer patients while undergoing treatments.

The RSC Health Sciences division team, Hakuna Matata, is doing the relay in honor of Prof. Fred Bassett.

Hakuna Matata has many fundraisers lined up to help raise money throughout the coming months.



The division office is selling candy bars, soda, and chips and will have a bake sale starting at 8 a.m. April 8.

The team is currently selling tickets for an Applebee’s Flapjack fundraiser on May 4.

For five dollars, a ticket buys pancakes, sausage links and a drink; the team receives three dollars of each ticket and any tips.

Another fundraiser for the team is the sun, moon, and footprint cards. The sun cards are for those battling cancer; moon cards for those who lost their battle, and both sell for a dollar each. The footprint cards sell by shoe size; if you wear size six then you pay six dollars a card. The team is also selling luminaria bags, which can be decorated in honor of a cancer victim, for five dollars each.

The team is doing a new fundraiser, Penny Wars, this year with Highland Park Elementary School. So far the school has raised $600, by students placing pennies in classroom jars, in a competition to see who brings in the greatest amount of money for the relay.

For more information please call Diana Lovendino or Marsha Littles at 405-733-7361.





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: