Commit to Thrive: Florida

By on April 16, 2013

Relay for Life is a global event that brings the community together for one night to celebrate cancer survivors, honor and remember those we have lost to cancer, and raise money for cancer research.

This event is very close to my heart. My grandmother lost her life to breast cancer when my mother was fourteen years old. Growing up without a mom is unimaginable to me. I cannot fathom what my mother went through during the fundamental stages of her youth.

Seven years ago, near my fourteenth birthday, my mother, too, had traces of breast cancer. She explained to me how she was a fighter and assured me that cancer had no chance against her. My mother is a survivor because of breast cancer awareness, cancer research, and simply because she’s the toughest, strongest woman I know. I walk for her, my grandmother, and for others with stories like my own.

I couldn’t have been prouder to participate in Relay for Life this year as a Hyatt Campus Ambassador at Florida State University.  Not only did I raise money for the American Cancer Society, by taking Hyatt’s pledge, Hyatt will donate a book to a child in need as well.  You can learn more about Hyatt Thrive’s Global Month of Service and how you can participate by visiting



About the Author

Simi Chandiramani is a graduating senior at Florida State University.  A former Hyatt Intern, she is the Hyatt Ambassador on campus and will be pursing opportunities with Hyatt upon graduation.

About Ronisha

One of Hyatt's Regional Talent Acquisition Managers, Ronisha recruits for Hyatt's College Programs and supports our full-service locations within the East Coast and Midwestern regions of the United States. A lover of all things "social", you can follow her on Twitter at @ronishagoodwin