This week is the BC Relay for Life Kick Off week, with BC’s chapter hosting a week of various events and awareness activities. The travel theme is “Destination: Hope. Passport to a Cure,” which senior Casey Osgood explains: “We really wanted to tie the mission of the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life in with our theme this year. We thought having a travel theme could be really fun, and combining that with the concrete feeling of hope that everyone affected by cancer experiences just seemed obvious to us. Everyone who has been affected by cancer and who is involved in Relay hopes to see a cure to this disease one day, so we really want to emphasize this in our event and theme this year by creating a ‘destination’ to hope and to a cure on campus. “
The schedule for the rest of the week first includes a cupcake sale in Mac from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Wednesday, celebrating more birthdays and less cancer. Sales will be donation-based and will go directly to BC Relay for Life’s fundraising account. Later at Lower, between 5:30 and 9 P.M, there will be a “Surprise Luminaria Ceremony” for a sneak peak of “Luminaria,” an emotional and reflective ceremony that will take place on the actual day of the Relay for Life, which honors loved ones lost to or struggling with cancer.
Thursday will be “Pink Day,” so everyone is encouraged to wear pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The week concludes on Friday with a “Campus Purple Out” with purple paint all over campus to celebrate Relay for Life. Students should visit the front of Mac by Upper to see Relay activities or even win a prize.
The actual Relay for Life campus event will be on Friday, March 28th, 2014 in the Plex from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M. Anyone wishing to join in the fun and participate in the largest non-sporting event on campus can sign up at www.relayforlife.org/BC. More information can be found on the Facebook page “BC Relay for Life,” the Twitter account “@RFLofBC,” or Instagram account “@BCRelayForLife.”Featured image via the Gavel.