Relay for Life is a fundraising event that the American Cancer Society has every year. Relay for Life raises money to go toward helping those battling various types of cancer and work toward finding a cure. The event usually involves people walking around a track for 6 to 24 hours to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps, and each team sets up their own tent in the surrounding area to try and raise money. The University of Miami has about 40 teams competing to raise the most money for the cause. I am a part of the Frost Greeks team which is comprised of the three Frost School of Music Greek organizations- Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, and Phi Mu Alpha. My team has raised about $2,500 for the event and our goal is $3,000!
Cancer is a very real and prevalent issue in our society. We all know someone, or know someone who knows someone who has been affected by this disease. This fundraiser is a great cause and it’s amazing that our university participates in such an important event every year.