April 18, 2011
is proud to announce on behalf of Student Government Inc. and the
Division of Student Affairs, that University student groups have
raised $69,217 to date for the American Cancer Society’s College
Relay for Life event held on April 8th in Carnesseca Arena. Funds
are still coming in and the St. John’s organizers are confident
they will reach a goal of $70,000.
Contributions made will save lives, help those touched by cancer
and empower people to fight back.
A total of 1,585 St. John’s students, 42 survivors from the
community and countless administrators and staff participated in
the all-night walkathon to help raise money for the fight against
cancer. Through the help, support and dedication of efforts like
this; the American Cancer Society is saving lives and creating a
world with less cancer and more birthdays.
kicked off with a traditional Survivor Walk and Luminaria ceremony
to begin the all-night vigil which concluded at 6 a.m. the
following morning. Luminarias (glowing memorials) were purchased in
honor of loved ones and friends who have experienced cancer. The
luminarias were strategically placed around the walls of Carnesecca
For more information contact Mary H. Pelkowski, Associate Dean
for Student Engagement, Division of Student Affairs at St. John’s
University by calling (718) 990-1420 or e-mail inquiries to email@example.com.
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Vice President for Media Relations at St. John’s University by
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