University students look to serve area
semester begins, Shippensburg University students are again planning another
year of providing volunteer service to the region.
annually provide valuable service to the community and beyond. Last year,
students volunteered more than 20,000 hours of community service and thousands
of dollars in cash or material to civic and community organizations.
organization that is planning for this year is the Colleges Against Cancer
(CAC) organization. Its first event is the Colors of Hope 5K run/walk Oct. 20. The
event will be at Britton Park and is open to the public. Registration
is at noon and the race will begin at 1 p.m. All donations will go to the
club’s Relay for Life total for 2014.
we had over 200 people attend this event and we hope to make it even bigger
this year,” said CAC President Sarah Antonelli. The event raised more than
$2,500 last year.
to the American Cancer Society website, “CAC is a nationwide collaboration of
college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working
to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society.”
donations at all events hosted by CAC are given to the Relay for Life program
that is part of the American Cancer Society.
and Nicole Wootten started CAC at Shippensburg in 2009. Purswani was a residence
director at Shippensburg from 2008 to 2011 and is assistant
director for campus activities and programming at the university. Wootten graduated in 2012.
Last year, CAC
donated more than $42,000 to Relay for Life.
information, contact Antonelli at firstname.lastname@example.org.