School supports Relay for Life

PC joined the Laurens County community in rallying in the fight against cancer during this year’s Relay for Life events. Together, students, faculty, and staff from the School of Pharmacy and the College of Arts and Sciences raised more than $6700 and helped spread awareness of cancer research.

“The PC School of Pharmacy is dedicated to giving back to the community,” said Cinda Vondergeest, Administrative Assistant in the Pharmacy Practice Department. Vondergeest served as team captain for the pharmacy school’s Relay for Life team.

The School of Pharmacy won the Best Rookie Team award for 2012. Zach Anderson, a professor at the pharmacy school, sang and played guitar during the talent show. Several other faculty and staff members participated in various events.

“Most people, if not everyone, have at some point been touched by cancer, either directly or indirectly,” Vondergeest said. “I believe there is hope to find a cure for all types of cancer and events like Relay can go a long way to support that.”

Laurens County Relay for Life was composed of 43 teams and 435 team members and has raised $84,253 overall this year. Community members not on Relay for Life teams also participated during the event, donating money, participating in fundraisers, and attending events.