BioSAC Receives the Top Fundraising Prize at Relay for Life-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BioSAC Receives the Top Fundraising Prize at Relay for Life

For the fourth-year in a row, the Biological Sciences Student Advisory Council (BioSAC) claimed the top fundraising prize at Carnegie Mellon’s annual Relay for Life event by raising over $9,000.

Two BioSAC team members were also recognized as the top individual fundraisers. Derek Lee and Orr Rozov both respectively collected over $3,000.

Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society event, which celebrates survivorship and raises money for cancer research and programs. Carnegie Mellon’s Relay for Life began on October 10 at Gesling Stadium. The 12-hour event featured Biological Sciences Teaching Professor, Carrie Doonan, as the keynote speaker and numerous teams from across the university walking or running laps. Quinn Weisman and Jane Lew organized this year’s BioSAC team.

BioSAC is an undergraduate student organization that provides undergraduate biology majors with an institution that promotes academic excellence, free exchange of ideas, ethical behavior, responsibility to the campus and society and commitment to work. The BioSAC was created to advise the department to better serve students in terms of academics, future professional goals and personal development. When students leave Carnegie Mellon they will not only be prepared for society's challenges, but also leave with a unique undergraduate experience. For more information about the BioSAC organization, contact Dr. Maggie Braun at mabraun@andrew.cmu.edu.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.