Almost one year ago we learned how cancer can touch anyone, as FSU president T.K. Wetherell announced he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The university community is asking all Seminoles to step up and participate in a first ever event.
For years, FSU has had some representation at the Leon County Relay for Life. For the first time, FSU is hosting a relay for life on campus in April.
For student coordinator Stephanie Wolin, raising awareness is important. At the age of 17 she went to her first relay for life after finding out she had a rare form of cancer.
“When I got there it was amazing. I had the best time and connected with people who went through the same thing I did.”
“I think my message is with early detection. It doesn't have to be a death sentence anymore,” adds Leslie Sacher, a breast cancer survivor
A breast cancer survivor, Sacher hopes the entire university will join the battle. A kickoff for the April event is being held Tuesday evening at the student union.