This past Saturday, October 20th, 2013, Jamestown Community College hosted the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk. Teams from all around the surrounding counties joined up to help raise both awareness and money for the cause. With 30 companies, over 300 individual participants, and over 40 teams, participants were able to raise over $21,000 for the American Cancer Society!
Included in the event was the Hillside Suites team. Over the past month and a half, Residence Life worked hard to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Through dodgeball tournaments, collection bins in each of the RA offices, a Res Life breast cancer t-shirt sale, and a few other fundraisers, the Hillside Suites team was able to donate over $1000 to the cause.
“I think that it’s awesome that we raised over $1000,” said resident Roquel Halter, “and it was a wonderful experience to see all of these people come together to help raise money and awareness for breast cancer!”
Kayla Crosby, residence director for Hillside Suites West, seconded that notion, saying, “I was very impressed by the turnout and the amount of support from residents! I’m looking forward to even more contributions next year!”
Overall, the amount of time, effort, and support that went into this program by everyone, not just the Residence Life team, was fantastic! It was great to see a wide variety of people at the event and to hear stories from some survivors of breast cancer. Luckily, the weather was beautiful and the support was overwhelming! I can’t wait to help raise support and funds for this cause and many others in the future, and I hope to see support from Residence Life for years to come!