From 6pm to 6am on Friday, March 31 – Saturday, April 1, sleep was of no importance. Instead, for many Fisher students, this time was dedicated to participating in Relay for Life. Recently, some of my dearest family and friends have been diagnosed with cancer, so participating in Relay for Life this year meant even more to me than ever before.
As some of you probably know, I am the president of a band on campus called the Fisher Swingbirds. This band is a huge part of my life, as music is often my quick escape from reality and Swingbirds has been able to be this outlet for me throughout college. Not only this, but the people I’ve met through being a part of this club have been some of my best friends that have helped shape me into the person I am today.
I am extremely proud of the Swingbirds for staying up through late hours of the night to stay by my side and participate in this event with me, raising money for cancer research so hopefully one day we will find a cure. The Fisher Swingbirds were also given the honor to perform quite a few of our favorite songs to inspire others as well through our music. Being able to take on a larger role as not only a participator but as a performer in such a special event is a memory I will hold onto for a while.
All in all, the event raised $17,577.88 for the American Cancer Society, and knowing that I was a contributor in that makes me so proud to be a Fisher student. Here’s hoping one day there will be a cure.