Scholars bring attention to cancer research, create Relay For Life team
Ten McConnell Scholars banded together to create a team to help support cancer research. The group is part of the University of Louisville's annual Relay For Life event, which will be held Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
The McConnell Scholar team has raised more than $700 for cancer-related research.
Sarah Stovall, a junior McConnell Scholar from Bowling Green, Ky., said she is participating in honor of her mother, Teresa Stovall, a breast cancer survivor, and her grandmothers who battled colon cancer and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
"My mom, from the moment she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, relied on her faith in God and the love and support of her family to face cancer with courage and dignity," Stovall said. "She was blessed with an excellent team of doctors from Vanderbilt University and widespread support from our extended family and friends. After chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatments, Mom's cancer is in remission."
To learn why other McConnell Scholars are participating in the Relay For Life, visit the team's webpage.