We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how about you? The Purple PRoject displayed their spirit once again at SIUE’s Relay for Life event, earning the coveted “Spirit Award” for the third consecutive year.
Relay for Life is a 12-hour event that helps raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. The SIUE Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America has participated in the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser for the past three years. The Spirit Award is presented to the team that displays the most spirit throughout the night by participating in all the crazy games and activities, decorating their campsite and showing the most enthusiasm as they rally to “finish the fight” against cancer.
This year’s theme was “Hula Away Cancer. “PRSSA’s Purple PRoject team raised
funds by selling sweet treats at its very own Hawaiian tiki bar along with hosting a variety of Hawaiian Punch games like “Punch Pong” and “Flip-Flop Cup.” Purple PRoject team members also hosted a variety of fundraisers prior to the event including bake sales, selling “Cancer Sucks” koozies, spirit headbands and St. Louis Blues tickets.
The Purple PRoject team has raised more than $1,200 so far toward the fight against cancer, and donations are still being accepted. If you would like to support the Purple PRoject and the American Cancer Society, you can donate here.
Thanks to all the Chapter members who supported the cause.