– Florida Tech volunteers raised more than $33,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life-about $10,000 more than last year. “We more than
surpassed our goal of $26,000 that the American Cancer Society set for us this year,” said Adam Outlaw, a member of the student Relay for Life committee.
Fund-raising, in fact, is not yet over as teams have until August 31 to collect donations.
This is the second year Florida Tech faculty, staff and students joined forces to raise money to fight cancer. Students washed cars, sold luminarias and
pitted fraternities and sororities against each other in friendly competitions. Faculty and staff held book sales, raffles, a breakfast, luncheon and ice
cream social to garner funds. The culminating event was an overnight relay inside the Clemente Center March 31-April 1, which brought in a high percentage
of donations in sponsorships for the relay walkers.
Last year, Florida Tech received an American Cancer Society Pacesetter Award for success in raising money and organizing teams.