Poster Winner Captured Lots of Messages
There’s more to Walk Away From Cancer than just walking. And by conveying the full message through art, University of Delaware (UD) sophomore Rebecca Kline won the poster contest in last October’s first-time fund and awareness raiser.
“The sneakers represent the walking part of the event but then the other messages are conveyed around them,” Rebecca says. The wording on Rebecca’s poster captures the other facet of Walk Away From Cancer, literally: “stay active and stay healthy” as well as other cancer-specific messages.
“The walking and fundraising was of course important,” explains Janet Teixeira, executive director of Cancer Care Connection. “But just as important is the education components that Rebecca features: get screened and get treated, prevent cancer and spread awareness. And then she uses the phrase ‘and get supported every step of the way.’”
Janet says she’s still amazed at Rebecca’s word choice. “That’s what Cancer Care Connection is all about, supporting people through their cancer journey. That’s what we do every day and Rebecca captured it so simply.”
Rebecca says she feels honored to have won and that like a lot of us, she knows people who have experienced cancer. And this West Chester, PA native serves on the executive committee of UD’s Colleges Against Cancer chapter.
A few years from now, Rebecca hopes to be a high school math teacher. We suspect she may instill some health lessons to her students between the algebra, geometry and calculus.
During Walk Away From Cancer’s 2014 campaign in October, Rebecca’s poster will serve as the event logo. In 2013, approximately $20,000 was raised in sponsorship, contributions and in-kind services.