McDonough School of Business Students Recruiting for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life: One Night. One Hope. One Geor

November 08, 2006

Cynthia S. Shaw
(202) 687-4080

McDonough School of Business Students Recruiting for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life: One Night. One Hope. One Georgetown.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- McDonough School of Business students are actively recruiting participants for the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Relay for Life at Georgetown University on April 21, 2006. Relay for Life is an event held in different cities and on college campuses across the country. Participants support the ACS mission to empower those suffering with cancer by volunteering in a variety of ways. Pivotal to the event is the relay itself. Family members, neighborhoods, friends, and students show their solidarity by forming teams and walking around a track. At least one team member must be walking at all times, even through the night, "because cancer never sleeps."

To register for Relay for Life or for more information about the group, visit This year they are expecting 1500 participants.

McDonough School of Business students, in addition to students from the College and School of Foreign Service have organized this project with the help of the McDonough School dean's office and other faculty members. The team hopes to bring the Georgetown University community together to convey the message that they are committed to fighting cancer and creating a better world through business.

Event coordinator Frank O'Driscoll (BSBA '08) describes Relay for Life's goal as one of great importance because cancer indiscriminately affects the lives of all people. "Many of the business school students have suffered the loss of a parent to cancer. At convocation the key note speaker spoke about how cancer had affected his own life and more importantly, how supportive the Georgetown community was during the most difficult times," O'Driscoll said. This was one of many experiences that motivated him to organize the event.

One Night. One Hope. One Georgetown. participants are encouraged to support the fight against cancer in any way possible and are provided with several opportunities. Participants can sign up for a relay team, volunteer to help before, after and during the event, and sponsor the event through financial donations.

For more information visit

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier, distinguished business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today has approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit