On February 23, 2019 the Psyched for Life Team consisting of SMCM employees Angie Draheim (captain) ’03, Aileen Bailey, Anne Marie Brady ’93, Trevor Dunn, Gili Freedman, James Mantell, Kelly Muldoon, Scott Mirabile, Jennifer Tickle, Libby Williams, Ariel Webster and many of their family members and friends participated in the 8-hour, 10th Annual SMCM American Cancer Society Relay for Life event. Overall, the team helped to raise general and brain cancer awareness as well as $3,193.87 for ACS research & patient support programs. Since the first SMCM Relay for Life in 2010, Psyched for Life (which has historically been the largest faculty/staff based team and most often the highest fundraising team) has raised $41,585.37 for the American Cancer Society! The entire 2019 Relay raised $12,492.34. Across it’s 10 years at SMCM Relay for Life has raised $251,241.29.
At the event, the team raffled off two sets of drinking glasses made from up-cycled wine bottles by Dr. Scott Mirabile which were won by Zina Trinidad and John Trinidad. A handmade fleece tie-blanket was won by Dylan Verhagen and a Target giftcard was won by Selena Bulter ’19.
Faculty, staff, and students are highly encouraged to participate in this annual fun, family-friendly event which fights back against the disease which has affected a great number of our campus community either directly or indirectly. Angie Draheim (firstname.lastname@example.org) is more than happy to speak to anyone about how they can get involved. It’s easy and rewarding in a variety of ways.