In what proved to be a successful rookie season for the University of La Verne Relay for Life team, Cure-iffic!, participants helped raise more than $5,000 toward the fight against cancer on April 28 and 29.
Team captain of Cure-iffic!, La Verne administrative aid John Gilmore, said that thanks to the support of the entire campus the team was able to surpass its goal of raising $1000.
“We set a modest goal of $1000 and crushed that. It is amazing to think of the impact we were able to make, the people that got involved, and the time and effort our team gave toward this worthy cause,” Gilmore said.
Cure-iffic! received support from Facilities Management, Bon Appétit, President Lieberman and La Verne’s student entrepreneurial team, Enactus, which raised $375 at their annual College of Business and Public Management picnic and donated every penny.
In addition to Cure-iffic!, other teams that represented La Verne were the Stu-Han Clan, headed by Sasha Jones and the ULV Art Collective, headed up by Danielle Zamora, which also sold ceramics, jewelry and paintings to help raise money.
The annual Claremont-La Verne event, held at Claremont High School, raised more than $60,000 all together.
Donations are being collected through the month of August. For more information on how to donate, contact John Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org.