For the second year in a row, a Joliet Junior College student team was the top earner at the 2014 Relay for Life, organized in partnership with Lewis University and St. Francis University. The JJC Honors and Phi Theta Kappa team, “JJC Smartie Pants 4 a Fighting Chance” raised $2,817.63 for the April 12 event, held at the Lewis University Field House.
JJC’s top earner from last year became this year’s second place earner: the JJC Nursing Student Association’s team, “Roaring for a Cure.” They raised a total of $2,011.
The top fundraiser was Jessica Hernandez of “JJC Smartie Pants 4 a Fighting Chance,” bringing in $801. Since the beginning of the spring semester, Hernandez has been hard at working selling duct tape flower pens, hosting bake sales, and collecting personal donations for her Relay for Life team.
Other top donors from the “JJC Smart Pants 4 a Fighting Chance” team included Ashley Dziadyk raising $628.08 and Hannah Hebel raising $100.
Between the three colleges, there were 42 teams and 330 participants. Five of those teams and 35 participants were JJC students.
For more information about the 2014 Relay for Life, log on to www.relayforlife.org and search for the “Relay for Life of North Will All College.”