Hillside Suites Residents Making Strides

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.

A group of residents in bright pink T-shirts pose for a photo inside the PHED Complex

And because everybody looks good in pink

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.

Several residents pose for a photo in the PHED Complex on the Jamestown Campus

Residents prepare to face off in a dodgeball tournament for the ages

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.

Two residents man the donation table, waiting to see who would earn the dreaded pie-in-the-face

Two residents man the donation table, waiting to see who would earn the dreaded 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.

RD Kayla Crosby, with pie all over her face, gives two thumbs up

Me, obviously elated to have received my pie-in-the-face

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.

Residents in matching American Cancer Society shirts gather for a picture outside of the Hillside Suites Residence Halls

Residents pose for a picture before taking part in the Making Strides to End Breast Cancer event

About the author

Kayla Crosby

Hello, my name Is Kayla Crosby and I’m currently the Residence Director of Hillside Suites West at Jamestown Community College on the Jamestown Campus. A few years ago, however, I was a student at JCC. I lived on campus both years while I was studying at JCC; first in the South Hall and then as a Resident Assistant in the North Hall. I was also a Student Ambassador and the point guard for the Lady Jayhawks Basketball team. During my time as a student at JCC, I was able to meet new people and grow as a person. Now that I have my bachelor’s degree, I am back at JCC to help more students achieve their goals. Stay connected with me though my blog as I continue to share more about Residence Life at JCC.