Relay for Life

According to, “In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising more than $4 billion to fight cancer” (

Relay for Life is an over night, community fundraising walk, taking taking place on a track. Fundraising teams are made, and they camp out around the track, with members on the team taking turns walking throughout the night. Activities, entertainment, and games make Relay for Life events fun and exciting!

It’s that ‘Relay’ time of year again! Are you part of a community that puts on a Relay for Life event? If so, what are you waiting for? Get a team together and start fundraising! All money raised goes  to benefit the American Cancer Society and supports the fight against Cancer.

I am very excited to participate in a Relay for Life event this Friday at Bridgewater State University. As a college community, (as of today) BSU has raised over $43,000 to support the American Cancer Society via a Relay for Life event!!! (Go Bears!)

Relay for Life ‘s theme color is purple; the purple ribbon is the universal sign designated to represent all Cancers. Add a couple purple accents and accessories to your wardrobe to help “paint your community purple”, and spread awareness about Relay for Life!

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I ‘Relay’ for SarahBoczanowski and Cathy Brossi, two very important people to me, whose lives have been effected by Cancer. With individuals coming together, small communities will be able to make a huge impact on those suffering from Cancer, by spreading hope, awareness, and support to loved ones who need it, and honor to all survivors.

Why do you ‘Relay’?

XO, Christine

DONATE to Relay for Life TODAY!!! 🙂

Click HERE to learn more about Relay for Life!


First Signs of Spring!

Hello lovelies!  The sun is shining, the air is warm, and it’s OFFICIALLY springtime!  I don’t have a favorite season in particular, but I especially love the beginning of all of them.  There’s something about the promise of the season to come that gets me all excited.

Here in Massachusetts, we’ve had gorgeous sunny weather all week and it’s been amazing.  I seriously don’t want it to end!  I’ve been noticing a few tell-tale signs of springtime around my campus.  I’ll share them with you here…let us know in the comments if there are any signs of spring that you’ve noticed and I’ve missed!

1. Flowers are starting to bloom!  Where I go to school, this is limited to hearty flowers like daffodils and crocuses, but they’re gorgeous nonetheless.  I’ve also been seeing pictures that friends in DC and New York have been posting of cherry and apple blossoms, and I’m so jealous of their pretty flowering trees!

This morning, I turned into a bit of a nature photographer and took pictures of the pretty blooms on my campus.

2. People have come out of hibernation.  Granted, we had a mild winter and not many people stayed holed up inside, but all of a sudden it’s like an explosion of people on campus.  Frisbees, footballs, outdoor runs, people are getting outside and enjoying the sun.  I think a subset of this is all of the couples that have suddenly appeared.  It seems that everywhere I look, there is a couple holding hands or sneaking kisses on the quad.

I enjoy this part of spring the most because I love doing my homework outside in the sunshine.  It’s the best!  I’m even writing this blog post while sitting outside 🙂

3. All-of-a-sudden, I want to eat ice cream again.  I don’t know if this is just me, but there is something about spring that makes me want to walk around outside with an ice-cream cone.

4.  People are wearing shorts!  I’ve been wearing them all week, and I’ve been noticing that everyone else is too!  People want to show off the tans they got on spring break, and this weather is really letting them take advantage of it.

5. Music. Blasting. Everywhere.  Again, I don’t know if this is just my campus or not, but every spring when the weather starts to get nice again, people seem to take that as a license to blast music out of their windows.  Usually I don’t mind, but when I have to listen to dub step on my walk to Psych class, I’m going to be less than thrilled.

What are some of the signs of spring that you’ve noticed?

xoxo, Karoline

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