Monday, April 21, 2014

Relay for Life 2014

As many of you are aware, several BSGSA members came together this spring to form a Relay for Life team.  Beginning in February, we started fundraising individually, as well as planning group fundraising events.  We set an initial fundraising goal of $1,000, which seemed rather ambitious at the time.  As the semester and our fundraising plans progressed, we started to build momentum and really raise some money.  All 3 of our fundraisers, a chili cook off, dye-it for cancer, and a bake sale, were incredibly successful.  With unflagging support from the department and the Clemson community, Team BSGSA managed to not only meet its $1,000 goal, but to exceed it, raising a grand total of $2,650.52!  With this total, Team BSGSA ranked as the 3rd highest fundraising team participating in Clemson's Relay for Life (out of 43).  Our efforts would not have been such a great success without the enthusiastic support of the faculty, staff, and students of the Biological Sciences Department.  Thank you all for helping us make a difference in the lives of those fighting cancer!  I sincerely hope that BSGSA can continue to participate in Relay for Life and I look forward to the opportunity to be involved in future years.