The University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus will field two teams in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, scheduled for June 26-27, at the Charlotte Amalie High School Track. While both team rosters are full, organizers are still seeking assistance in meeting the minimum required contribution of $1,500 per team. Contributions can be credited to individual team members or to the overall UVI effort. The teams can also use supporters to help set up and take down their base tent and to stock it with beverages and food for the all-night event. Moral support throughout the Relay is always welcome.
Individuals interested in general support of the Relay for Life effort can also purchase "luminaries" - candle filled paper sacks that are placed around the track during the evening hours of the Relay. Each luminary bag - designated "Survivor" or "In Memory" - serve to commemorate an individual afflicted by cancer. The luminary bags can be purchased for $5 each. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.
UVI's 2010 team captains are Christine Freeland and Cary Galdo. Team members are: Alban Abraham, Rita Aguila, Marjani Christian, Julie Cruz, Rosalie Dance, Lynette Forbes, Frank Galdo, Steve Goode, Stevie Henry, Heather Hogarth-Smith, Tiffany Hyndman, Caryl Johnson, Lance McKay, Cheryl Mingo, Angel Morales, Mary Myers, Dr. Sunday Odezah, Tracelyn Otto, Cynthia Richards, Rosita Scatliffe, Dr. Henry Smith, Peggy Smith, Eustacia Steinbergen, Sadio Thomas, Kim Waddell, Denisa Wattley and Cherie Wheatley.
Anyone interested in making a contribution - cash or otherwise - should contact Christine Freeland, firstname.lastname@example.org or call extension 1366.