EJC to host charity event for cancer
The Engineering Joint Council will be host an event called Spring for the Cure in Sherlock Park from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on April 25.
Spring for the Cure is an event designed to raise money for cancer research. The event will have food, live music and bounce houses. Attendees can create teams of five for $25 to compete for prizes. Different engineering organizations will be demonstrating what they have done in the past year as well.
"One of the Engineering Joint Council's (EJC) officers suggested we have an event like relay to celebrate spring and raise money for a good cause," said Ian Swagerty, president of the EJC. "This birthed the idea for 'Spring for the Cure' event."
Before Spring for the Cure takes place a relay will be held on Tennessee Tech's campus today from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, will have different activities hosted by different fundraisers for cancer research.
The Society of Women Engineers will be joining the EJC for Relay for Life.
"The idea behind it is we could unite as a College of Engineering, instead of each organization creating a team and competing against each other," said event chair Christina Bechard.
Swagerty said events like this and previous events this semester will help spread awareness of the EJC and College of Engineering.
"This year, the EJC wanted to have more of a presence around the COE and Tech's campus," said Swagerty. "To accomplish this, we have tried to have monthly events throughout the year. This includes a meet and greet in September, a softball tourney in October, and breakfast during finals week of last semester."
Spring for the Cure will have live music from the 98.5 radio station and from Chattanooga band, Masseuse who has Tech student Ben Van Winkle playing cello. Swagerty said attendees can expect a jazzy funky band.
The event is expected to attract 300 to 500 people and is open to the public.
"This is a great way to celebrate the almost end of the semester and a great way to start summer," Bechard said.
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