REVO event on April 17 hopes to raise $5,000

On Sunday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Union College will be hosting REVO, a children’s carnival to fundraise for the American Cancer Society (ACS).

REVO, short for revolution, is a “movement for love, an idea in motion, and a way of living.” The mission of REVO is to ultimately bring hope to people around the world. Nina Brab, founder of REVO, believes the power of one person can trigger a domino effect to create change in our world.

REVO was brought from Rio Lindo Academy in California to Union College by David Kabanje, a senior theology major and newly elected president of the Associated Student Body.  

When Kabanje was a senior at Rio Lindo, a recruiter from Pacific Union College suggested the academy be the first Adventist high school to host a REVO event to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Coming to Union, Kabanje brought REVO along with him. He spoke with Briggitte Chavez, a junior biomedical science major, and they decided to fundraise for the ACS.

When asked about the event, Kabanje replied, “I’m hoping, . . . praying God shows up in a big way.”

The goal for this event is to raise $5,000 for ACS. His personal goal is to inspire people to dream big, encouraging people to accept the vision and use their own individual talents to change the world.

Kabanje promises lots of fun for a good cause; attractions include a yard sale, food, games, music performed by local bands and musicians, such as Mighty Magic Pants, and performances by dancers and other entertainers. A bouncy house, face painting and carnival games will also be in effect.

Union students can contribute to the cause by donating items to the yard sale, and offering to help set up or tear down the event. If you would like to contribute, email David Kabanje at or call him at (402) 486-2508. Donations can also be made to ACS directly or given to Kabanje and his team.

Mark your calendars and make your way out to Union’s front lawn to enjoy a fun time at the children’s carnival. Catch the vision, the dream of changing the world with ACS on Sunday, April 17 in front of the clocktower.

Sara Roberts is a junior Business Administration and English major.