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  • Eat some delicious food and volunteer!
  • Anyone can participate as long as you have a flier.
  • The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

“We thought what better way to give back to the community than putting on a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society,” Crookston said.

For my Journalism 312 class we are in charge of putting on a public relations campaign for any local company or organization of our choice and a group of us decided on fundraising for The American Cancer Society.

The event will be held at California Pizza Kitchen, located on Marsh Street in San Luis Obispo. The fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday November 16, from 11am-10pm.

When I asked one of the PR team members why she chose to work with the American Cancer Society on this event, second year Hasy Crookston, responded, “I volunteered for relay for the first time last year to support my step fathers fight against lung cancer. He ended up passing away the weekend of Relay and I was unable to attend. When I discovered we had to put on a PR event for my Journalism class I couldn’t think of a better event to do than a fundraiser for relay.”

If any table presents the flier, twenty percent of the bill goes directly to the American Cancer Society. Each person attending the event must present a flier, which can be printed off the official event invitation Facebook page, in order for the American Cancer Society to receive the profits.

“I’m really excited CPK is giving us this opportunity to raise money for an amazing organization,” Mills said

Fliers will also be passed out around the Cal Poly campus and throughout the community before the actual event. You can also find a link to the flier here.

“We thought what better way to give back to the community than putting on a fundraising event for the American Cancer Society,” Crookston said.

Not only is the event a great cause, but what better way to give back to the community and fight against a disease that affects us all in one way or another then going out to dinner.

“This Relay fundraiser is a way for me to continue to honor my stepfather because the effects of cancer affect me daily,” Crookston said.

Although the event was started for a class, it turned into something much more. Each of the members of the PR team no longer looks as this event as a grade for a journalism class. By working so closely with this event and planning every detail, it has become much more than that. As a member myself, we are all about getting as many people as we can to participate to raise as much money as we can for this organization.

Second year journalism major, Lindsey Mills, who is also apart of the PR team said, “I’m really excited CPK is giving us this opportunity to raise money for an amazing organization.”

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