To the editor:

My name is Emily Lytle, I am a currently a senior at Allen College this year, and I am studying to receive my bachelor’s of science in nursing. I graduated from Colo-Nesco in 2010, and I call McCallsburg my hometown. I am writing to you because I am involved in a huge event at The University of Northern Iowa that helps fight cancer. It’s called the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of UNI. All year long we raise funds and awareness to fight cancer, and then on April 11-12, I will "Campout" and walk laps in the McLeod center for 12 straight hours to show my support to fight cancer. Local cancer survivors and their loved ones will join us so we can celebrate their fight. We also remember the loved ones we have all lost to cancer with special ceremonies.

This is the 12th year the Relay For Life of UNI has been taking place on campus, and every penny we raise goes to the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research, education and prevention, and cancer patient support programs. Last year this event raised over $85,000! I hope you can support the Relay For Life by making a donation! I really would appreciate the support of my community as I try to raise at least $1,000 or more. If you would like to help support me in my efforts to fight cancer, please go to and on the right hand side where it says "Donate" enter my name to support this cause!

You can also mail in a donation to: Emily Lytle, 1122 W. 20th St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Thank you for considering making a donation to help fight cancer! If you have any questions, please call the local American Cancer Society 319-234-0990.

Emily Lytle

Cedar Falls