College of Nursing Students Participate in American Cancer Society’s 2012 Relay for Life at USF
Students from the University of South Florida College of Nursing participated in American Cancer Society’s 2012 Relay For Life event. The 18-hour event ran from 6:00 p.m. April 13 to 12:00 p.m. April 14, 2012.
The College of Nursing Student Council (CNSC) Relay for Life Team of 10 students, led by Kionna Pitts, participated to help American Cancer Society (ACS) raise money and awareness about the disease.
Kionna Pitts (above)
“I got involved with Relay for Life because cancer hits home for me,” Pitts said. “My brother was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he was 17 years old. Through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl, I saw the struggles my brother had to go through in the battle for his life. The fact that he almost lost his life put a whole new view in my eyes. That eventually became the reason why I wanted to go into nursing and become a Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner.”
The College of Nursing team camped out overnight and took turns walking around the USF Track for a collective duration of 18 hours. This year’s theme was “Where in the world is the cure for cancer,” and each team picked a country they believed will come up with a cure. With help from USF Nursing faculty donations, the team raised a total of $560.
“Our country is ‘Bull Country’ because we believe it will be discovered right here at our Moffitt Cancer Center,” Pitts said. “The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!”
“College of Nursing students to participate in American Cancer Society’s 2012 Relay for Life event”
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