Run/walk Nov. 2 to raise money for student service project
United Campus Ministry (UCM) of Shippensburg University will
host a fund-raising 5K Run/Walk For Peace Nov. 2 to support its planned service
trip to Vietnam.
Proceeds from the event will help fund 12 Shippensburg University
students and alumni to travel to rural Vietnam later this year. While there,
they will work with volunteers from Vietnam YMCA to help build a much-needed
UCM is an inter-denominational Christian organization that
has for more than 45 years organized a range of spiritual and service projects
with Shippensburg University students. The Rev. Jan Bye, United Campus minister,
provides students with spiritual and leadership opportunities in Pennsylvania, Louisiana
and Vietnam. According to Bye, “We’ve
been traveling to Vietnam every two or three years with groups of Shippensburg
students for over 12 years. For most students, the cultural and spiritual experiences
of this service trip are life-changing.”
UCM is housed at the Cora I. Grove Spiritual Center adjacent
to campus. “Part of the learning process for students is discovering ways to
raise money for service work,” said Bye. “This year’s group of students have
come up with a fun day celebrating peace and good health by organizing this 5K
run/walk on the university campus.”
Participants can pre-register at www.ship.edu/UCM website or at the Ceddia Union Building Great Hall
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.
The Nov. 2 event begins with sign-in and registration at 7:30 a.m. at
the Student Recreation Pavilion. The 5K run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Registration
is $15 prior to the event or $20 with a T-shirt. All proceeds will pay for
transportation to Vietnam or educational materials for Vietnamese children.
UCM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations
are tax deductible.
For more information, contact Bye at 477-1672 or go to the