MSE Students Win Best On-Site Fundraiser Award from American Cancer Society

Tom Lambrosa, Anna Popp, Alison Gatons, Rose Galley, Hamsini Gopalakrishna, Juan Rivera, and Ian Buck
On April 6th and 7th, MSE Undergraduate students participated in Relay For Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society.

On April 6th and 7th, MSE Undergraduate students participated in Relay For Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. All of the money raised through registration fees, donations, and on-site fundraising go to the American Cancer Society (ACS) to help fund cancer research and cancer awareness projects.

During the relay, teams of people camped out by the Purdue University Armory and took turns walking or running around a path set up in the Armory. Because cancer never sleeps, the Relay event was 24 hours in length, and each team must have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

Purdue MSE was awarded the Best On-site Fundraiser Award for selling candy bars, having root beer pong, and selling liquid nitrogen frozen grapes and/or marshmallows .