Employees and friends of Bridgerland Technical College came together as the “BTECH Titans” to participate in the Cache County Relay for Life, a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.
The team organizers, Kashlie Hamilton and Bri Thomas, spent months organizing and preparing for the event and their efforts paid off, literally. The BTECH Titans raised over $1,600 which contributed to the event’s overall earnings of just under $50,000. Proceeds are used by the American Cancer Society for research and to promote cancer awareness, with the goal of “wiping out cancer.”
Cache County is the only relay event that has kept the tradition of having a member of each team walking a track continually for 24 hours. “We try to always have someone on the track because ‘Cancer Never Sleeps’, so we won’t either,” said Thomas.
Other activities at the event included an Opening Ceremony, Survivor Ceremony, and a Luminaria Ceremony. The Luminaria Ceremony begins at dusk when the track is lined with luminaries that have been decorated and lit to honor loved ones affected by cancer. All in attendance are then led by cancer survivors and those who are battling cancer on a silent walk around the track.
Hamilton said that “I Relay because it is very important to me to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. I am a survivor myself, and the Relay for Life t is a great time to reflect on those who have been affected by this horrible disease and come together to fight.”
Bridgerland Technical College is proud of the employees and friends who contributed to the cause.
Photo credits: Tandie Bankhead with Mom’s Mimosas & Pinups