JJC Raises Over $30,000 in American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life

Joliet Junior College (JJC) raised over $30,000 in its participation in this year’s American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.JJC Raises Over $30,000 in American Cancer Society
Nearly 330 JJC faculty, staff, and students attended the event, which was held April 14-15 at the Lewis University Fieldhouse.
“There was a great deal of JJC participation and support for the event,” said Amy Sims, JJC coordinator of student activities and holistic wellness.
The top fundraiser was Lisa Lindaur, a JJC nursing student, Sims said.
“We received a number of donations from the JJC community,” said Sims. “The Automotive Services Club donated a gift card to the automotive shop, the Horticultural Department donated flowers for cancer survivors and Dr. Proulx’s memorial, the JJC Foundation donated a variety of JJC apparel, Student United Way donated a handmade doll, and the Interior Design club donated a hour of home interior design consultation.”
This year, JJC’s participation was dedicated to the memory of late president Dr. Gena Proulx, who passed away on Aug. 12, 2011 following a courageous three-year battle with fallopian tube cancer.
“I truly appreciated the respect that was shown for Dr. Proulx,” said Sims. “In fact, many of the students from our fellow institutions remembered her, her wisdom and the encouragement she shared.”
During the opening ceremonies, Dr. Proulx, her support for the event, and her impact on the JJC campus and community was recognized, said Sims.
The first lap of the Luminaria Ceremony was also walked in her honor.

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