This week’s spotlight shines on Allie Griswold, a second year student and newly accepted Commerce School major. She is President of the Women’s Club Ice Hockey Team, member of the Student Council Appropriations Committee, Advertising Director for the Italian Club, and member of the Club Polo Team (equestrian). In addition, she is devotedly involved with Relay for Life at U.Va. as one of its Fundraising Chairs. This year, Relay for Life will be on April 19th at
Carr’s Hill field and will have upwards of 900 participants and will hopefully again raise well over $100,000 for the American Cancer Society.
For a history of the event, Danica Murphy founded the Relay chapter at U.Va. in 2002 which now ranks in the top 10 collegiate Relays in the South Atlantic Division. Since 2002, students have raised close to $1,000,000. Relay work is actually year round, starting with various fundraising events such as local restaurant nights and bake sales at Football games. This year of fundraising will culminate in the mentioned main event which is on April 19th. For twelve hours, teams will have members walking on Carr’s Hill field in the ‘relay.’ Additionally, survivors and caregivers will deliver inspiring speeches as everyone remembers those lost loved ones and those who beat their cancer. Local restaurants will donate food for the event and many entertainment groups, including some of the top A capella groups, donate their time to perform at the event.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, you can contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org.