TU Student Blog: Relay for Life

In the spring semester, students from Carol Norton’s Leadership in Communication class at Towson University join the Towson Chamber to assist us with the planning and promotion of our events and the chamber. This year, we wanted to give the students a voice, as growing leaders in our community. Each week, we will feature a blog from one of the students that will highlight Towson, their time at the University, their career path, or general interests.

Relay For Life: Tim Boynin

At Towson University, many students are actively involved in on-campus activities intended to better the Towson community.  One of these events that is happening in the coming weeks is the Relay for Life, an annual fundraising event designed to raise money for cancer research.  On April 28, students from all types of campus organizations will come together to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. In doing so, this event will draw people from all sorts of backgrounds together for a common goal.

The actual event will take place on April 28, but in reality, the Relay for Life has been going on all year long.  For months, individuals and organizations have started Relay teams and have begun fundraising for cancer research.  In exchange for their efforts, these groups will be able to set up tables at the Relay in order to promote their own organization to their fellow Towson students.  The Relay for Life offers campus organizations a great opportunity to gain some exposure while raising money for a worthy cause.  The Relay, which will run from 3 PM to 3 AM, will also include several events to honor those touched by cancer.  These include a Luminaria Ceremony, a touching tribute where attendees can purchase a light to represent a friend or family member whose lives have been affected by cancer.  Of course, the proceeds of this event will also go to cancer research.  Overall, this event offers many opportunities for anyone in the Towson community to raise money for this important cause.

If you would like to join or create a Relay team or simply donate money, please visit www.relayforlife.org/towsonmd.  This event is just one of the many ways that the Relay for Life has reached out to the Towson community to benefit cancer research.  If you are able to help in this cause in any way, we hope that you will consider doing so, and we look forward to seeing you at the Relay for Life on April 28!

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