On October 15th, 2011 the 17th Annual Cancer Relay for Life event took place in Douglas, Arizona. Four graduate students from the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health attended the event, whereby they volunteered to help setup of the event, attended the opening ceremony, met with community health partners, conducted a cancer prevention health promotion exercise with high school students, and reported their experiences to peers in their graduate program. This video was part of the final presentation on how students at Douglas High are “fighting back” against cancer by living healthy lives and advocating for environmental changes in their school and the wider community.

This service-learning trip was conceived as part of a public health course and in partnership with SEAHEC, the Douglas Arizona High School Medical Club, and the American Cancer Society. Aimee Snyder was the video editor and producer. Content was contributed by Aimee Snyder, Emily Coyle, Elizabeth Funsch, and Andrew J Gall. The students would like to acknowledge the support of Gail Emrick, Mireya Velasco, Hannah Hafter, Yolanda Caruso, Anna Greenburg, Nicollette Teufel-Shone, Jill De Zapien and Cecilia Rosales, in making this activity possible.