"I donated 9.5 inches during the Pantene Beautiful Lengths hair cutting ceremony this past April at Relay For Life of UW-Madison 2015. 

My time with Colleges Against Cancer of University of Wisconsin-Madison came to an end this past spring when I graduated in May. It was definitely bittersweet because I had participated all four of my undergraduate years. It was an invaluable experience where I made many friends and countless memories. 

I started graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater this summer and reached out to the Colleges Against Cancer organization here on campus. Because I don't have a lot of time, I asked if I could take a mentorship role rather than becoming a member of their organization. I met with the lead teamand shared some ideas with them; they know they can reach out to me with any questions they have. I wish them the absolute best in their upcoming year. 

My desire to fight back against cancer didn't stop when I graduated from college. Even though I can no longer be a part of CAC of UW-Madison, I am already signed up to participate in their Relay this spring. I know I will have a fantastic time with people I no longer get to see on a regular basis. I can't wait to see all oftheir hard work pay off. I'm particularly looking forward to spending time with my family at Relay as well. My parents and sister attended Relay For Life of UW-Madison the last four years, and I hope they will join me again this year."

-Jenna Belongia