Event: Relay For Life of Saginaw Valley State University on February 22 & 23, 2013
$1,061.77 raised $500 goal
Its that time again. Relay time. One of the times a year that we come together to share our stories, to show our support, to help fight the war against cancer. This year is a big year, its the two year mark of my mama being cancer free. It is also the year where we had another cancer scare. This is my fight to help her NEVER hear the words "you have cancer" again. I have written this letter in sections so that you can read what you want. Everything that is in this letter is important for me to share with you.
MY LIFE AT SCHOOL:
It has been a while since I have talked to many of you, but I wanted to update each one of you on what has been going on my second year at Saginaw Valley State University! I apologize in advance, this letter is pretty long. It is heading toward the midway of first semester and things are looking pretty well. I am taking five classes (16 credits). Black history english, communications (public speaking), geography, political science statistics and lastly the only class that is for my major; corrections. In corrections I have over 120%! Next semester my whole schedule will be towards my major because this is my last set of general education courses. I am still searching for a minor but right now I am leaning towards Rhetoric and Professional Writing. With this minor I would learn the development of technological writing. I would explore the rhetorical, cultural, and professional types of writing styles and go into depth with a variety of genres that will help with my major, Criminal Justice.
This part of my letter gets a little ridiculous because of the amount of organizations that I am apart of. The thing is, I can not limit the number of organizations that I am in because I have a passion and goal for each and every one of them. A few of the organizations that I am in are the following: Living Leadership Program as a second year (mentor to first years, community service and learning leadership qualities to use in the future), Forever Red (works with connecting alumni to campus and fundraising to give students scholarships), Intramural soccer (only indoor this year because of the time I have to play it), Student conduct board (a board that holds hearings (just like a court) to determine punishment for a student), and the criminal justice society. Other organizations that I am apart of and hold a position are the following: president of the new group on campus called Hillel which is the Jewish life here at SVSU, Colleges Against Cancer executive board vice president (I also oversee Relay for Life's executive board) and captain of Living Center North's team for Relay. I also have been nominated to be apart of a new organization called the National Residents Hall Honorary which is the top 1% of students on campus. I will be hearing back from this honorary soon. Even with all of these organizations I find time to work about 25 hours per week for housing as a front desk worker of each buildings living center (dorm house).
RELAY FOR LIFE:
Even though I am vice president of Colleges Against Cancer which would oversee the executive board that plans Relay for our school, I decided to be captain of a team again. Luckily, I live in the same building as last year so we are opening this team right back up. I have created a committee where we will be educating our building on what Relay is, why we Relay, and how to sign up for the event. We will also be creating fundraisers throughout the next few months to start raising money for our team. At the event on February 22 from 4pm-4am we will have a tent. Under this tent my committee will take turns volunteering to be in charge of another fundraiser to try to beat our goals. Last year I raised about $2,000. This year, I have set a huge goal of $3,000. The reason why I set this so high is because I know my committee and I can do it. We have so much passion and dedication for this cause that we will work until we beat this goal. My passion comes from my mom. When she heard the words "you have cancer" she did not stop fighting. She always called my family her army. Well, I personally believe that each one of us is a solider in a giant army fighting this awful disease. We need to come together to FIGHT. Come together to cherish the memories of loved ones and the ones still fighting. Come together to raise money to find a cure. Come together to BEAT this battle. Can you help me do this?
If you would, my committee and I are seeking donations to help raise money to reach our team goal and we are looking for help from friends and family members just like you. Any dollar donation will be accepted because any and all support is more than appreciated. Any checks should be made out to The American Cancer Society and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to mail a donation here is the address:
7400 Bay Rd.
University Center, MI 48710
If you do not wish to donate but want to participate in the event, sign up for my team on this same webpage! Just hit Join Team!
Thank you, I love you all,
Thank you to my supporters!