2014 Archives

SMU Students recognized for their roles in fighting cancer

Katie Schaible and Liz Blumberg raised funds through Relay for Life


The following video is from NBC5 News, while reports are from The Daily Campus and SMU News.

September 5, 2014

From The Daily Campus (Sept. 4, 2014): 

SMU student Katie Schaible was recognized Tuesday by the American Cancer Society for raising more money for the organization than any high school or college student with a final count of more than $32,000.

During last year’s Relay for Life (RFL), Schaible was one student whose efforts helped the event raise more than $152,000, exceeding its goal of $145,000. Her individual fundraising that year also helped SMU make the top spot out of 25 college relays in the country.

She played a similarly integral role in 2013, as RFL’s director of teams committee and she was, again, the top fundraiser.

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From SMU News (March 27, 2014):

SMU’s Relay For Life team won first place among the top 25 collegiate relay teams by raising more than $29,000 in pledges in a 72-hour fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is designed to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local campus, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. SMU won the #1 Relay Challenge March 3-5, where the top 25 collegiate relay teams from 2013 competed in an online challenge to see who could raise the most Relay for Life pledge money in a 72-hour period. 

“The campus-wide effort behind our victory in the #1 Relay competition was truly humbling,” said Liz Blumberg, SMU Relay For Life Event Chair. “We could not be more proud of the SMU community and the compassion, commitment and generosity displayed over a whirlwind 72 hours.”

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