-- Cancer survivor Cody Husband of Laurel remains committed
to fighting the disease, even though he has been in remission for
the last three years.
pre-social work major at The University of Southern Mississippi,
has been active in promoting the upcoming Relay for Life at Southern
Miss, which will be held Friday, April 30 - May 1 on Loyalty Field
between McCarty Hall and the Southern Miss Sports Arena. The popular
annual event is designed to raise funds for a cure for cancer and
honor those who are fighting the disease or who have lost their
lives to cancer.
is to find a cure for cancer, and support those individuals and
families who are dealing with the disease," said Husband, who
developed ependymoma, a type of brain tumor, three years ago.
is an active part of the student leadership team developing and
leading Relay for Life. He is one of three students concentrating
on Survivorship and Cancer Awareness next week as part of a service-learning
project at the university, and has also been very active in promoting
the event, appearing on radio commercials in the Hattiesburg area
to urge participation in the relay.
have been a part of the organizational effort at Southern Miss.
Eight faculty and staff members have also assisted with planning
and organizing the relay.
continually struck by the number of people, young and old, who are
affected by cancer and who come together to celebrate life and seek
a cure for cancer," said Hunter Phillips of the Southern Miss
Office of Community Service Learning. "The Southern Miss student
team is composed of Lucky Day scholars and students directly affected
by cancer, and (they) have acted from the heart to create a wonderfully
successful effort for this special event. Seventy-five teams are
registered for the Hattiesburg relay from both the university and
the city community."
survivors are invited to a 5-6 p.m. reception held in their honor
sponsored by the Student Nurses Association at Southern Miss. All
survivors are then invited to take the first lap in the 12-hour
relay. Luminaries can also be purchased to honor someone fighting
cancer or in memory of someone who has lost their life to the disease.
For more information
on this event, call the Southern Miss Office of Community Service
Learning at (601) 266-5074.