Jailing villains, fundraising for heroes

Relay for Life at NSU continues a series of events to raise money for the annual Relay for Life, a race supporting cancer survivors and caregivers, with the Jail for Bail event being held on Feb. 14 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. on the library quad.

Keeping with the tagline for this year’s Relay for Life theme “Superheroes in the fight against evil,” Jail and Bail features “villains” and “superheroes” being arrested and bailed out of an artificial jail with $5 and $10 pledges that will go towards fundraising amounts for individual teams participating in the relay on April 13.

Michelle Fernandez, biology major and chairman for Relay for Life at NSU, said participants don’t need to be “caped crusaders” to participate.

“Upon arrest, participants can call their friends to bail them out,” she said.

Fernandez said Jail and Bail is a fantastic, fun event that all students should participate in.

“We currently have 22 teams participating in our Relay,” she said. “We encourage all these teams to show their support at this event to fundraise for Relay For Life, a fun-filled, heartwarming event that supports cancer survivors and caregivers, our superheroes.”

Brandon Lachman, sophomore accounting major, said the superhero theme is an interesting concept.

“It sounds very creative. I think I’d like to participate and be a villain,” he said.

Davie police will also be attending to help with the “arrests.”

Saad Kahn, sophomore business major, said he is exited to participate in the event.

“I hope I get to bail someone out,” said Khan.

All donations will go to The American Cancer Society. For more information on the event or Relay for Life contact Michelle at mf1003@nova.edu.

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