Kayla Thill started participating in Relay for Life in high school as a way to give back and to honor her grandfather, who passed away of cancer when Kayla was younger. Now as a Marketing major with a minor in Geography and a member in both the Professional Women in Business Association and Eller Ambassadors, Kayla continues to Relay for both of her grandparents as well as other family members. And she is encouraging the Eller Community to give back through Relay for Life as well.
Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around the track and members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities are provided and individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. Since 1985, the movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. The funds raised at Relay for Life go to cancer research, the Hope Lodge, the Road to Recovery, Look Good…Feel Better, and Reach to Recovery. All are programs relate to cancer research, treatment, transportation, and support programs for cancer patients and survivors.
This event is not only a great community service opportunity, but it’s also a fun way to connect with people. If you don’t have anything planned for Friday, April 25th, consider signing up for Relay for Life! Anyone can sign up with or donate to the Eller Ambassadors team or you could form a team of your own. There is a registration fee of $10.
In addition, look out for Eller Ambassadors’ fundraising efforts prior to the event!