In case you think that all the purple around campus this week has something to do with a second homecoming or beating Denison at a sport, this week’s Humans on the Hill highlights Purple Pride Week and the Relay for Life Committee as they get ready for the main event at the KAC from 12 pm-12am on Saturday, April 11.
“Whatcha doin’ up there?”
“Oh, you know, hangin’ stuff.”
“I Relay to show my support for those who quietly endure the struggles of cancer every day. I feel proud knowing events like ours can make significant contributions towards improving the lives of cancer patients, while at the same time bringing us closer to finding a cure.”
“Get it? Like…No more cancer? We’re selling shirts, too.”
“When I was in my senior year of high school, my best friend lost his mom to cancer, after having lost his dad just four years prior. She was one of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, and my best friend is the kindest, funniest, most caring person I know. It seemed so unfair to me that he had to lose his mom at such a young age, and so unfair that the world lost such an amazing person. When I got to Kenyon and saw the signup for the Relay For Life committee, I thought it would be a great opportunity to channel my emotion into something productive, something that could really help people like my friend and his mom so that eventually, nobody has to lose a parent when they’re only 18…”