Last Saturday, several of our members had the opportunity to participate in Relay For Life here at Auburn University. Relay for Life is an twelve hour fundraising event to celebrate those who fought cancer, mourn those who lost their battles, and be inspired by the stories of survivors. At Relay you will be sure to find hope, healing, and inspiration, not just from Auburn Students, but also from the community. It is a unique twelve hour opportunity to share with the community stories of hope and raise money for cancer research.
Overall, Relay For Life at Auburn University raised over $72,000 for cancer research and the Theta team was able to raise $6,636.00 of that! Our hard work at fundraising placed us 3rd out of 66 teams! And while our team may have had only 33 members, the whole chapter was involved in buying t-shirts, donating money, or stopping by the day of to cheer on the team.
|Our fearless team captain, Evie!|
This year our team "The Jungle KATs" was led by Evie Kaestner, a freshman studying Industrial Design. She desires to live to see a cure for cancer and because of this she loves Relay for Life. Evie said that "at the end of the night there were a lot of mixed emotions. I felt a ton of pride for my sisters for collectively raising so much for the American Cancer Society. I also felt grief for the people we as a community have lost due to cancer. But on top of that I felt hopeful for a future that would have a cure for cancer."
At the end of the night the Jungle KATs were awarded the Greek Cup, given to the Greek team with the most money raised, Spirit of Relay Award, and Evie Kaestner won the Individual Spirit of Relay Award.
We are so proud of our Jungle KATs and all their hard work and dedication to such a worthy cause!!