May 21, 2022

Jailed for Fighting Cancer

From left, Kashef Majid in the College of Business, Marty Morrison in university relations, President Rick Hurley and Provost Jonathan Levin hope to post bail on a rainy afternoon fighting for cancer.

From left, Kashef Majid, Marty Morrison, Rick Hurley and Jonathan Levin hope to post bail on a rainy afternoon to raise money for fighting cancer.

If you ventured down Campus Walk on Wednesday, chances are you spied President Hurley and Provost Levin in handcuffs begging for passers-by to bail them out of the slammer. They weathered the cold rain to serve time on behalf of UMW’s Jail and Bail. Also jailed for “fighting cancer” were Virginia MacIntosh in the Department of Psychology, Kashef Majid in the College of Business, and Marty Morrison in University Relations. Lori Izykowski in Advancement, and David Rettinger, in the Department of Psychology, even took whipped cream pies in the face to benefit the cause, along with students Lauren Strayhorn, Katie Sue Van Valkenburg and Alli Leibowitz.

The event, which also included an evening luminaria ceremony honoring those affected by cancer, raised nearly $2,000 for UMW’s Relay for Life.

Lori Izykowski from advancement took a pie to face to raise money for Relay for Life.

Lori Izykowski took a pie to face to raise money for Relay for Life.

That’s a great start to the $54,000 goal UMW’s Relay for Life aims to collect at the all-night celebration on April 5-6 to build awareness and collect funds for cancer research and to celebrate cancer survivors. The UMW community can join the effort by going to www.relayforlife.org/umwva.​