Life of Megan

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Relay for Life

Well, sorry it's been so long since I've updated my blog... I am going to try to maintain a somewhat regular posting schedule starting now. I think I'm just aiming for once a week though. In the event that anyone still checks my blog, I wanted to let you know about my lab's effort to help in Cornell's Relay for Life.

We build walking robots, and we think one of our robots has already set the world record for farthest distance ever covered by an unassisted robot at 1 km. One of the main contributors to our lab, Gregg Stiesberg, has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer is currently on leave getting treated. He has finished a round of chemo and just recently underwent surgery and reports that he's doing well. We thought we would try to raise money to help people who, like Gregg, are fighting cancer in the most public way we know how--having our robot do the walking for us. And so, the brave Cornell Ranger will do the walking this Saturday at Relay for Life. We may have to pick him up and reset him frequently. He may even rebel and end up being carried throughout the event. But we hope the stars will align, and he'll walk farther than ever before.

We are pretty sure that our robot will be the only robot participating in the event, and we'd really like him to make a good showing. If you would like to help sponsor his march, here's what you do:
1) Visit the Cornell Ranger Team Page at Relay for Life.
2) Enter your donation in the "Enter Donation Here" box.
3) Press continue
4) Enter the necessary donor information.

And that's it!