A conversation with Sarah Franjoine
Issue date: 4/9/10 Section: News
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Gillian Seaman: Could you explain to me what your role is currently for Relay For Life?
Sarah Franjoine: I'm the undergraduate co-chair. So I basically supervise, monitor, support, and pick up the slack for my committee. I personally supervise three of the different committees. I help them when they need help, and I give advice. I sit on the logistics committee so I make sure all the electricity and sound on stage is going to happen. I'm part of the steering committee, which is me, the event chair Lora Doleh, the alumni co-chair Alex Hamberger, and our advisor, Colleen Barker-Williamson. We talk about everything that needs to happen and make sure that everyone in our committee is following through and making everything happen. It's a supervisory role.
GS: In light of current economic circumstances has Relay's goal changed at all?
SF: Our goal hasn't changed. We considered [changing it]. But we realized the point of having a goal is to have something to reach for. If you can just change your goal, then there's really no point in having a goal. We've kept our goal at $85,000. There has been some difficulty. I'm not sure if we're a little bit behind at this point. But we just broke the $30,000 mark today. So I'm very happy with that. I'm pretty confident we should get pretty near our goal. Our Relay is different from other Relays in that we raise a lot of our money at our Relay. Most community relays don't raise money at their physical events. Most of their money is raised beforehand. We are very different, we might go in with only $50,000 dollars but we may raise a ton of money, like $30,000 at our Relay.