During the Spring 2016 Semester, the FSU Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) fielded their first team in the Relay for Life event in support of the American Cancer Society. The event was held at the FSU intramural fields and the Art Education team exceeded their goal for the day by raising over $1300 toward cancer research. Jennifer Hamrock served as the team captain and other participants at the event included Cindy Jesup, Fatma Alazmi and family, and Hsiu-Chun Yang. Faculty members also participated, including Dr. Rachel Fendler, Dr. Sara Scott Shields and family, and Dr. Jeff Broome’s family.
By the conclusion of the event, Florida State University’s Relay for Life event also exceeded their goal by raising over $314,000 for the American Cancer Society. As a Department committed to “Art for Life”, the FSU Student Chapter of the National Art Education Association believes that it is important to participate in community related service events whenever possible.
Relay For Life events, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, are held in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. At Relay For Life events, thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters of the American Cancer Society come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and to fight back against the disease.
Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Event details vary by location, but each have the Survivors Lap, Luminaria Ceremony, and Fight Back Ceremony. Every year, the Relay For Life movement raises more than $400 million. The American Cancer Society uses these donations to invest in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and to provide free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers.