EBeauty was a sponsor at this years Relay for Life at Georgetown University. As a sponsor, EBeauty distributed bottled water and hand towels to walkers throughout the night. Eivind and Hans were also there cutting hair for anyone who wanted to donate to cancer patients. EBeauty was of course accepting wig donations.
Before the Relay began, Carolyn Keller, President and CEO, said a few words about how EBeauty started and her experiences as a two time survivor.
This year’s Georgetown University’s Relay for Life raised over $157,000 with the top team Hoya Blue raising over $12,000. The event had a $400,000 goal. Since 2006, Georgetown has raised over $1.5 million for the American Cancer Society.
What exactly is Relay? Relay for Life is an overnight event in which teams of people take turns walking around a track in efforts to raise awareness and donations for the American Cancer Society.
The idea behind the Relay for Life is that “One person can make a difference.” Here’s a little back story to Relay for Life. In the mid-1980‘s, Dr. Gordy Platt, with a desire to support his cancer patients, circled a track in Tacoma for 24 hours. In just those 24 hours, Dr. Platt raised $27,000 to fight cancer. The success of this event inspired the first Relay for Life in 1986.
Why do Hoyas relay? Hoyas relay for loved ones. Hoyas relay for survivors. Hoyas relay for less cancer. Hoyas relay for more birthdays. Because imagine what it’s like to hear the words, “you have cancer.” Listen to these stories and CELEBRATE, REMEMBER and FIGHT BACK.
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