There are many reasons to be proud of UC Davis. As an alumnus, I have watched the campus grow into a diverse, world-class institution of learning.
Of all the reasons for me to show pride, nothing can come close to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, which was held at Aggie Stadium this past Saturday. It amazes me every year to see close to 2,000 young men and women give up their weekends to camp out and raise money for cancer research.
I’m a seven-year survivor of lymphoma. I don’t even have the words to express my gratitude and admiration for all those people who planned and participated in the event. It’s obvious that our campus has matured to the point where the Aggie spirit has grown from shouting cheers at athletic events to shouting cheers for survivors of cancer – and far beyond.
To all of you who made the weekend such a monumental success, I wish you all the best that life has to offer. You can’t possibly imagine what your actions on Saturday mean to me personally.
ROY S. ENGORON