MSU Billings boosts awareness of cancer with Relay for Life kickoff events
Student groups, athletes, faculty and staff at Montana State University Billings are uniting to help raise awareness of cancer with a variety of fundraising events.
“For more than a decade, MSUB has been an active participant in the battle against cancer,” Office of Community Involvement Volunteer Engagement Coordinator Leah Estep said. “As part of the MSUB Relay for Life team, you will have an opportunity to help us reach this year’s fundraising goal, which is a commitment to our community, ourselves and our loved ones that we will beat cancer once and for all. Join our efforts of fighting off cancer!"
Through its relationship with Relay for Life and other community partnerships, MSU Billings Office for Community Involvement will host Relay Lunch BBQ each week beginning March 26 in the Student Union atrium. Lunch specials will vary each week from “Tacos in a Bag” to “Asian Fusion Cuisine.” Sponsored by a different department or office each week, the lunch specials cost $5 each and are prepared by Sodexo.
Organizers will also be honoring a Cancer Awareness Jeans Day fundraiser every Wednesday, April through June. For $30, you’ll receive stickers to wear on your jeans for the entire three months indicating you are supporting Relay for Life.
Proceeds from each fundraising event support the American Cancer Society and lead up to the Yellowstone County Relay for Life event scheduled for July 11-12, 2014. Last year, the MSU Billings Relay team raised about $12,000, coming in at 5th place out of more than 150 teams. Their goal this year is to raise $14,000.
To sponsor a lunch, contact Jeff Rosenberry at 657-2376 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are several lunch days that still need sponsored! If you are interested in joining the team for $10, which includes a team shirt, register at the Office for Community Involvement or in the Campus stores.
For more information revisit msubillings.edu/relay or call Leah Estep at 896-5817.
ONLINE DESSERT AUCTION
Every Tuesday, June 3 - July 8
Auction opens at 9:00 am and closes at 1:00 pm
Dessert will be delivered to the highest bidder by 3:00 pm on the same day.
RELAY LUNCH BBQ Wednesday
For $5, lunch specials will be provided each Wednesday beginning March 26 through July 16 (with the exception of May 7) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature a rotating menu to include taco in a bag, hamburgers and hotdogs, Asian fusion cuisine and a pasta bar. Punch cards of 14 lunches are available for $70 and can be purchased in the Office for Community Involvement, SUB room 222.
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JEANS DAY Wednesday
For a $30 donation to Relay for Life, faculty and staff can wear jeans each Wednesday April through June. Jeans day stickers can be purchased in the Office for Community Involvement, SUB 222; at City College from Steven Peterman; McMullen Hall from Tiffini Iwen at the Information Desk; College of Education from Margi Gant; and at the Library from Eileen Wright.