Inspired by one of their classmates who is battling breast cancer for the third time, first year summer law students at The University of Oklahoma College of Law kicks off its commitment to public service by raising money for The Stephenson Cancer Center.
1LS student Kelsi Moore, is currently going through chemotherapy. She is two-time breast cancer survivor. “Cancer affects many people in some way at some point in life, whether it be a personal diagnosis or the diagnosis of a family member,” says Moore. “As a class we felt like it would be a great cause to support since it’s so relatable.”
The idea for the fundraiser started when Legal Methods Professor Connie Smothermon encouraged her students to raise money for an organization of their choice. “We are committed to our responsibility to help the community,” says Smotherman, “and we are pleased to be able to sponsor a fundraiser for The Stephenson Cancer Center." Moore’s classmate Leann Farha said the choice was easy. “We have been inspired by her perseverance, and we want to find a way to contribute to her fight.”
The Stephenson Cancer Center, located at the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Campus in Oklahoma City, works to improve and extend the lives of cancer patients. The funds raised will be used by the cancer center to help patients with unexpected and burdensome expenses.
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