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FAMU Relay for Life

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

Two years ago FAMU senior Tiffany Eunice was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes. Now, as a survivor, she stands proudly with others who are fighting the good fight.

"Just people knowing what cancer is, learning more about cancer, that makes a difference. Coming out to the Relay for Life and seeing how it affects people, that makes a difference to cancer survivors," says Eunice.

Sisters Myra Shellman and Virginia Gray are both survivors.

"I personally have friends that I tend to invite because it is so powerful and so awesome. We have such a great time," says Shellman.

Thomas Mitchell hopes his battle with prostate cancer will cause more men to get regular checkups.

"Anything we can do to convince them that they need to get checked is good. One of the great things about cancer now is that if you catch it early enough, you can be like the rest of us and be survivors," says Mitchell.

Last year's FAMU Relay for Life brought out close to 40 teams and raised nearly $25,000 for cancer research. This year, organizers are hoping to double those totals in an effort to find more cures and save lives.


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