More than 5,000 students, faculty, staff and community members came together March 4 – 5 as FIU Relay for Life celebrated raising a record $116,000, the most amount raised in a single year. With this year’s efforts, the group has now contributed a collective $1 million to the American Cancer Society. The student-run event– now in its 12th year – is the university’s largest student-led philanthropy.
“We are so proud of our students,” said Patty Lopez Guerrero, interim director of the Center for Leadership and Service, the unit which advises FIU Relay for Life. “The student leaders worked tirelessly to accomplish a big goal this year. The fact that students have raised more than $1 million for the American Cancer Society is evidence that if we work together as a community, we can truly make an impact.”