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APRIL 22, 2009 C a r d in a l C o u r ie r O n l in e . c o m • CARDINAL COURIER BOLL T H E HIGHLIGHT FILM a a • • a a a ^ l ' • k i “ 5 f r i <• * > » / \ , * ! H 1 • 1 1 • • 1 1 1 a ■ i i a ■ « g | a s n s I f l B H i A y id L a b o r o f l o v e Teddi, Relay combine to raise more than $100,000for charity A S S I S T A N T LIF E S T Y L E S E D ITO R K A T I E S T E E L M A N Teddi Dance for Love. Relay for Life. Service club Students With a Vision (SWAV). What do these things have in com­ mon? They are just a few of the many ways in which Fisher students give back to the community. Fisher has a long-standing tradition of serving others, and this year was no exception. 2009’s Teddi Dance for Love and Relay for Life, for example, raised as­ tounding amounts of money for their causes. Teddi collected over $51,000 for Camp Good Days and Special Times, while Relay raised $52,500 for the American Cancer Society. However, it wasn't all about the money for these groups. \It is also important that we raised awareness about Camp Good Days and Special Times in addition to be­ ing able to give them so much finan­ cial support,” Teddi Chair Stefanie Gruber said. Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) President Beth Griffith, said, \It’s not about the money you raise, it’s about the goal of fighting cancer.\ Fisher's Service Scholars and First Generation Scholars were active in the community this year. Service Scholars totaled about 19,000 hours o f service at schools, hospitals, youth programs and non-profits such as the Red Cross and Special Olympics, First Genera­ tion Scholars worked with schools and youth programs and also attended events such asTeddi, Relay and the Breast , Cancer Walk, amass- ing 5,000 total hours of service. SWAV has also participated in vari­ ous service projects this year, such as Project Community Convergence, which had a record-break- _____________ ing 175 volunteers. As part o f an ini­ tiative to incorpo­ rate service into cur­ riculum, 10 service learning courses are being offered. Service Director Sally Vaughan said that these service opportunities, while assisting the community, are just as beneficial to students. \Sometimes I think they get more out of the volunteering than those they serve,\ Vaughan said. Despite their already tremendous success, the service groups on cam­ pus are always aiming to improve their services. At the last CAC meeting, “Som etim es I think they g e t m o r e out o f the volunteering than those they s e r v e .” Sally Vaughan, director of service for example, members brainstormed how they could make next year's Relay even more successful. Ideas discussed included pushing bank nights and online registration, as well as finding ways to involve Nazareth students. Fisher's service opportunities, while providing valuable experiences help­ ing others and a way for students to become involved in the local communi­ ty, also reveal much about the campus community and the ______________ types of people that it produces. \I think that stu­ dent participation really says a lot about the values that Fisher tries to, and does, instill in its students,\ Gruber said. \When coming to Fisher, a student not only receives an excellent education, but also has the opportunity to grow into a giving and productive member of society. Fisher advocates becoming more conscientious about the world around us and how our actions can make changes for the better.” kls02927@sjfc.edu Megan Baker \Spirit People\ run onstage to greet each other during the 2009 Teddi dance. Megan Baker Father JoeLanzalaco blesses thefeet of dancers during opening ceremonies a t Teddi. Cancer survivors walk in the \survivor’s lap\ to honor then at the 2009 Relay for Life. Megan Baker Pelayfor Life 2009 took place in the SLC over 1 2 hours from April 3 to April 4. Megan Baker Megan Baker Junior Mary Kate Comfort tries to catch a football thrown to her by a teammate a t Relay,

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