Relay for Life teams raise money for American Cancer Society


Students from several organizations raised money for Relay for Life by walking at the Lockheed Martin recreational facilities and fundraising from noon to midnight Saturday.

The organizations included the TCU Relay for Life Club, Eta Iota Sigma (HIS), the band fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi and the band sorority Tau Beta Sigma, Maggie Kane, president of the TCU Relay for Life club, said.

At least one member from each organization walked continuously while another sat at their respective tables and raised money, Kane said.

Kane said fundraisers included selling t-shirts, hot dogs, sweet tea and chips, along with a “bra pong” game.

Kane said "bra pong" was a game where children could throw ping pong balls into bras attached to a poster.

“It’s a ball, we’re out here having so much fun, it’s just basically fun for a good cause, and I think that’s the best part about it,” Kane said.

Kane said the TCU Relay for Life team raised over $2,000.

Members of HIS attended Relay for Life because the organization's philanthropy is the American Cancer Society, Natalie Caples, HIS vice president, said.

At the event, HIS fundraised with a snow cone truck. Caples said she expected to raise between $1,000 and $2,000 depending on the popularity of the truck.

Relay for Life is a major fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, according to its website.

Nicola Welch, a senior chemistry major and member of Tau Beta Sigma, said Relay for Life has become a tradition for both Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi, as the two organizations have attended every year.

Both Kane and Ryan Murray, a senior management and fashion merchandising double major, said their favorite part of the event was the "Ms. Relay" competition.

For the competition, each team dressed a man in women's clothing and he walked around the track collecting donations. Whoever made the most money won the "Ms. Relay" title.

“I just remember freshman year, we had this big TCU football player who got totally into character,” Murray said. “He threw on a blonde wig and dress and went around and just did really well.”