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Hey guys (and our ladies, too!), I am writing to inform you of an event we have at Kettering University every spring term. This event is our annual Relay for Life walk. For those unfamiliar with Relay for Life, it is a twenty-four hour cancer walk that is done all across the United States throughout the year to raise awareness and charitable donations to benefit cancer patients. All funds raised go to the American Cancer Society to help try to find a cure, and every dollar counts when it involves such a terrible disease.

Please visit the Relay for Life organization site for more information: http://www.relayforlife.org/relay/

So, at Kettering, we try to do exactly what Relay for Life asks of the American society and fight back for something many of us believe strongly in: saving the lives of cancer patients. At Kettering’s 2007 Relay for Life event, all contributions totaled approximately $25,000. My fraternity, Delta Tau Delta, formed a team for the event and was the leading contributor to this large amount, earning around $2600. Not only that, but we also won an award for having the Most Team Spirit by having the largest amount of people participating and walking all through the night.

That being said, I'd like to make a mention of it to you guys. I know many of you have soft hearts and have a link to this terrible disease either within yourself, your family, or your friend. I'm trying to help out as much as possible. I really don't have too much of a background with cancer, though I believe my grandma had cancer when I was little and a few relatives that I had never met (great grandparents, etc.) died of the same, but I feel it's a great cause.

If you personally, or someone you know, would like to help out, I would like to help you help us. If you'd like to help, PM me and I will get back to you with our team site and inform you of how to donate.

Thank you,

Frank Budzyn

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Frank,

PM me your phone number (I lost it). I will be more than happy to fund some money. May be weather permitting, I will fly up there on the walk day and join your Frat for the walk with Alisa.

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Frank,

PM me your phone number (I lost it). I will be more than happy to fund some money. May be weather permitting, I will fly up there on the walk day and join your Frat for the walk with Alisa.

PM'd. :smilewide:

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Awesome!

I'm actually the Co-Chair for our event here in Charlotte.

Relay is such a great cause. I actually wouldn't mind starting a career with ACS upon graduation.

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I'm actually the Co-Chair for our event here in Charlotte.

Really? That's great! I don't have any type of real position, but I may take on a chair position next year. Right now I've been named the "worker bee" since I've done the most work to support the event haha. Last year I did most of my team's walking. Basically when most of the people fell asleep, I took on the duty of walking... haha

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This is good stuff guys. I'm glad you all are giving your time to such a great event and cause. :thumbsup:

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Really? That's great! I don't have any type of real position, but I may take on a chair position next year. Right now I've been named the "worker bee" since I've done the most work to support the event haha. Last year I did most of my team's walking. Basically when most of the people fell asleep, I took on the duty of walking... haha

Yeah, I got heavily involved last year when I took up the position of Publicity and Marketing Chair and this year I'm that as well as Event Co-Chair.

My GF has chaired the event now for 3 years, and actually, had it not been or her dedication, we probably wouldn't have a Relay now. But alas, we have established ourselves as a student organization and increased awareness probably ten fold from where we were a few years ago. Our school, despite being close to the largest in the UNC system has ZERO school spirit (76% commuter school) but we still usually manage to pull in $40 - 50,000 a year. For example; UNC Chapel Hill (roughly the same size as us) does about $250,000 each year.

We've gotten a slow start this year, but hopefully we can meet our goal again. ($45,000)

Too bad I'm broke, for a little bit I'd hit the road and come to your event.

Not to hijack your thread, but our website is UNC Charlotte Relay For Life

Donations are accepted :D

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I do the Relay for Life walk every May through and around Central Park in NYC. I know too many people with or have had, cancer.

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I'll add that I'm the only man in the group of women... my team is called (and this is the embarrassing part), PMS. Pretty Marvelous Spirit.

Imagine me, a 6'3" gay man sitting in Penn Station waiting for my train back to the island... wearing a 2XLT shirt with fluorescent pink letters that say PMS on the front and back.

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I've been involved for about 3 years with a group here in Littleton.. a group of friends got me involved, and it's fun..it's an all-night relay walk around a park in June. I know many people affected by cancer, incl. losing my father, an uncle, and an aunt to various cancers, and a friend (who's also in the Relay every year) that lost his wife to breast cancer at 35.

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The event is a lot of fun, we actually have live entertainment all night. Anything from rock bands, to various DJs (Last year we even had a Techno DJ) to dance teams (Including breakdancers, which was freakin' sweet!) etc.

I originally joined the cause because my GF needed help. I mean, I've had grandparents pass away from cancer, but it was either before I came along or in the early years of my life. Then I attended Relay U, which is basically a yearly leadership summit. At the summit I listened to a survivor speak of the battle she had won against cancer. That's when I knew I wanted to dedicate myself to the cause. I Relay because of the survivors!

You all know how competitive I am and I think Relay presents me with a positive opportunity to put that intense competitive/stubborn energy toward something constructive.

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