Early on in the fall semester of 2012, our residence life staff became aware of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk that was going to be held on Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. As soon as they heard about it, our dedicated Hall Council knew they wanted to participate. We immediately contacted the local Jock Shop apparel store to order Pink Ribbon T-shirts. Residents throughout each of the halls could purchase these T-shirts to support the cause.
At the beginning of October, Hillside Suites Hall Council organized a very successful fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in the PHED Complex. Numerous volleyball games took place, broken up by a quick pizza break, and then followed by a fierce dodgeball competition.
Over 45 student attended the event. Throughout the evening, residents were able to donate money to the ACS. The money was placed in milk jugs with the faces of either a Residence Director or the Dean of Students, Dr. Eileen Goodling. At the end of the night, the staff member whose milk jug contained the most amount of money was the lucky recipient of a pie-in-the-face.
In all, we raised nearly a hundred dollars for the ACS, for which I am extremely grateful. I wasn’t quite as excited when I realized that my milk jug contained the most money! I was a good sport, receiving my sticky cool whip pie with a smile on my face. I absolutely loved the effort our students put forth and their generosity, and am glad they enjoyed their time raising money for such a great cause.
The very next morning, 23 residents woke up bright and early to walk 3.2 miles in the Making Strides to End Breast Cancer event, also at JCC. It was a perfect morning and we appreciated the opportunity to join efforts with the Jamestown community. Hillside Suites residents raised a total of $320 to donate to the cause and we are looking forward to an even bigger contribution this coming fall.