The Fayette Institute of Technology School of Practical Nursing students participated in the annual Relay for Life held on Friday, June 15 at the Oak Hill High School.
Each year, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is held not only to bring awareness to cancer, but also to raise money for the cause. People in the community are invited to come out and remember loved ones that have passed, celebrate the lives of those who have battled or are battling cancer, and fight back against the disease.
To earn money for the relay event, the students sold “feet” and luminary bags, as well as conducting a car wash and hosting a softball tournament where all proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society. While at the event, students set up tables for activities such as face painting and hair braiding, as well as many games for the children.
The FIT students were recognized and awarded the bronze medal for raising $4,170 toward the cause.
(Editor’s note: The author is a student/reporter for the Fayette Institute of Technology School of Practical Nursing program.)