WRA raises $2,500 for cancer vaccine research through Crush-O-Grams

WRA raises $2,500 for cancer vaccine research through Crush-O-Grams

At WRA, Valentine's Day means more than a holiday — it means it's also time for Crush-O-Grams! Students buy Crush-O-Grams to celebrate friendship and love at WRA. Wrapped around Valentine's Day and arranged by the student organization REACH (Reserve Ethically Advancing Community Health), the Crush-O-Grams initiative is a community-wide effort to raise money for cancer research.

This year, the school's efforts raised $2,500 from Crush-O-Gram sales, which will go to Cleveland Clinic's breast cancer vaccine which is being researched and developed in The Tuohy Lab. A check (designed and printed in the Wang Innovation Center) was presented to Science Department faculty Dr. Robert Aguilar, who has close ties to the clinic.

"Our drive is to eradicate cancer," he said, upon receiving the check from REACH students at Morning Meeting on February 19. "This will only be accomplished by rushing at it bare fisted and not quitting until cancer deaths fall to zero. To you wonderful students, teachers, and staff, know that although you did not show me how to pipette (and for that you are probably better off), know that you too are blazing a trail. Together, we will defeat cancer! The Tuohy Lab thanks you!"