Christina Cuckovic

Students pose with banner that reads "Lesha's Lancers."Posing with the banner they made are Lesha’s Lancers: Christina Cuckovic, Meagan Tompkins, Kevin Thompson, Diana Cuckovic, Neda Demiri, Milena Sanson, Sara Jacobs and Marianne Wright. Missing: Robert Lefrancois and Emilyn Anderi.

Students strap on walking shoes for fight against cancer

Students don’t have to wait until they graduate to make a difference in the community, says Christina Cuckovic.

The education student helped to organize the Relay for Life, a fundraiser in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Cuckovic’s team, “Lesha’s Lancers,” raised $2100 by participating in the overnight walk-a-thon, June 21 and 22 at LaSalle’s Vollmer Complex.

The team is named for Cuckovic’s aunt, who fought a long battle with cancer before her death in February 2012. Several of the team members are cousins, inspired to join the cause.