– A volunteer squad of 28 tireless students, 18 official teams, hundreds of hours, many special events, and time and donations from generous faculty and
staff added up to $23,000 raised in Florida Tech’s first Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Florida Tech’s was the only school-connected event
in the county, where teams are conducting overnight relay events throughout April.
The university’s event, April 1-2, took place in the Clemente Center and was Brevard’s only indoor relay. Participants enjoyed games, prizes refreshments
and awards as they tried to remain awake for the all-night vigil against cancer.
Relay for Life organizers, led by chair and marine biology major, Erin Pelletier, brought in donations from a wide variety of events. These included a 10
percent rebate from getting 100 people to dine at El Chico’s Mexican Restaurant in Melbourne one evening; teeter tottering; sales of flowers, purple “hope”
bracelets and luminaria; a breakfast and lunch put on by Evans Library; a pool tournament and a flamingo “flocking” conducted by Pi Kappa Alpha.
Students are already organizing for Relay for Life 2006.