Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian
On Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Remington College – Fort Worth Campus featured a special item on their lunch menu.
For $3, students could purchase a hamburger, a side of chips, and a drink, with their entire contribution going to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Event sales (including a few donations) totaled an impressive $580.
From the American Cancer Society’s website: “Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back.”
Medical Assisting with X-Ray student Isabella Chavarria was personally touched by the school’s gesture: “I thought it was amazing that the school thinks about outside charities the way they do. Everybody can buy a hamburger, and we do it every day. Why not do it to benefit others?”
Fort Worth X-ray instructor and pancreatic cancer survivor Jon Ham said, “Students don’t always know how those of us who have survived cancer feel about their support. Their response allows survivors like me to continue to help those who are still in treatment and to just show we care.”
The outpouring of support shown by our Fort Worth college students was touching, and at the end of the day, they felt great about helping to make a difference in the lives of those still on the road to recovery.