Murray-Fidura Known as a Superhero for Giving

Marion County Relay for Life isn’t the first cause that Patti Murray-Fidura has championed. The United Way of Marion County, the March of Dimes and Muscular Dystrophy are just a few of the other charities she supports. In fact, you might say she’s sort of a superhero for giving. As the team captain for this year’s FSU Relay for Life team, Patti even crafted a Fighting Falcons-themed cape, mask and spirit stick to match the theme of the event.  “You’re supposed to make the world a better place than the way you found it. That’s the whole point of living I thought, but a lot of people say ‘Well I’m not homeless or I don’t have cancer,’ well, you might,” says Patti. So, she works hard all year to inspire others to help raise funds. She has sold poinsettias, flower bulbs, candles, holiday baskets, quilts and luminaries. The past year’s efforts raised more than $4,000 to fight cancer. Patti is already planning for the next Relay with ideas to better the team. She would like to get students involved in events throughout the academic year. “There is a new generation of kids coming up that I think are a little bit more community aware, and I’m excited to see what impact they can have, not only Relay For Life but for our world as a whole,” Patti says.