On Friday, April 20th, the Department’s Art Education Program teamed up with the Florida State University Art Therapy Association (FSU-ATA) to fundraise and attend the annual FSU Relay for Life. Together, the team was able to surpass their fundraising goal of $1,000 to be donated to the American Cancer Society.
To kick off the event, football coach Willie Taggart made an appearance and gave the opening remarks. Attendees were then invited to begin in the relay in which a team member remains walking on the track in acknowledgment that cancer never takes a break. During the relay, the Art Education Program and FSU-ATA team offered face painting and the opportunity to add to a collaborative paper “Chain of Hope,” in which individuals could write intentions to be added as links.
FSU-ATA President Emma McGovern stated:
This year’s Relay for Life was a great opportunity to link up and collaborate with the Art Education program as well as stand in support of all those effected by cancer at the event. FSU-ATA is definitely looking forward to more collaborative opportunities in the future as together we were able to surpass our fundraising goals. Being able to give back in such a way and support our community is a value shared by FSU-ATA and the Art Education program, and we hope to continue our work together!
The Department sincerely thanks all who donated to the Art Education Program and FSU-ATA team and/or attended the event to support the fight to end cancer!