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Colleges Against Cancer Prepares for Relay for Life Fundraiser

Colleges Against Cancer has teamed up with the American Cancer Society to raise funds to combat a deadly disease.

In Oxford, events are planned this spring to raise monies for the new Hope Lodge under construction in Jackson, Mississippi. The planned $11 million facility will provide free room and meals for patients from out of town being treated for cancer throughout Jackson.
HottyToddy.com’s Steve Vassallo recently met with Joseph Mason, public relations manager for the Ole Miss chapter of Colleges Against Cancer. The junior from New Orleans and his executive board of 13 students are actively organizing the spring fundraisers.
As part of the Bunny Business event, students placed eggs on the lawns of willing contributors the night before Easter (Saturday, March 31), and in Oxford, they raised $1,075. 

Ole Miss chapter of Colleges Against Cancer board members 

The next fundraiser, Relay for Life, is scheduled for April 20 at the Old Armory Pavilion in Oxford, located at 1801 University Ave. Relay for Life is a community-wide activity with planned games and trivia competitions. The family event is full of activities for all ages and set to take place from 6-10 p.m. 
Mason said this project was so appealing to invest his time and energy because he is a “pre-med major who plans to go into oncology and research the frontier of medicine in combatting cancer.” 
It’s exciting to see so many Ole Miss students taking up such a noble cause to assist families throughout Mississippi as they deal with the effects of cancer.


Steve VassalloSteve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at sovassallo@gmail.com or call him at 985-852-7745.
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