American Cancer Society Holds Fundraiser, USAHS students exceed donation expectation.
University of St. Augustine students from the San Marcos campus participated in the Carlsbad-Encinitas Relay for Life event on June 22, 2019.
At the Relay for Life Carlsbad-Encinitas, the USAHS team, AdapPT and MOTivate, successfully beating its goal of $1,000 and raised $1,175!! The entire relay surpassed it’s $130,000 goal and raised over $203,000.00!
“Relay for Life is the ultimate team fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that brings communities together to fight cancer. It’s an opportunity for us to remember loved ones lost and honor survivors of all cancers,” according the American Cancer Society website.
The event, which is held in many communities all over the country at any time of year, is the American Cancer Society’s most successful fundraiser and the organization’s signature event. The funds raised are meant to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.
The USAHS team had a great turnout. It originally had 17 people registered but over 30 people showed up to help and participate at some point in the 24-hour event. The team booth offered corn hole, which provided lots of fun for other families attending the event.
At night, there was a Luminaria ceremony where participants who decorated white paper bags during the day to represent lost loved ones were lined around the track and lit up. It was beautiful and sentimental. Overall it was a great fundraiser, and students had the opportunity to spread awareness about the OT and PT professions and the University.