SMC students run to raise cancer awareness

first_imgStand Up To Cancer, a new club at Saint Mary’s College, kicked off the year Saturday with a 3K Halloween Fun Run. More than 20 runners sporting Halloween costumes participated in the Saturday morning run that looped through campus. Senior Laura L’Abbe ran the race with her father. “My dad was here for Senior Dad’s Weekend and we just found out my dad’s uncle has esophageal cancer, so the run actually came at a good time,” L’Abbe said. “My dad actually won the race and we got a free HotBox pizza.” L’Abbe, who dressed up as a ballerina and ran in pinks tights, said she had a lot of fun running in costume. “It was a great time and we are really glad we participated,” she said. “Thanks to everyone who put the race on.” Junior Devon Graham, president of Stand Up To Cancer at Saint Mary’s, was happy with the turnout and enthusiasm people showed. “This was our first event ever as a club and we raised close to $100, which I think is a great start for our kickoff event,” Graham said. She said all proceeds went to Stand Up To Cancer. “What’s great about this organization is 100 percent of donations [go] to cancer research,” Graham said. Graham said she had known about the national organization for a few years and thought it would be a great club to bring to campus since so many people are affected by cancer. “Everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer,” she said. “It’s something that hits everyone.” Stand Up To Cancer supports cancer research as a whole and promotes cancer awareness. “It’s not only about funding breast cancer research, but also research of other cancers that affect people too,” Graham said. “What’s different and great about Stand Up To Cancer is that they work together with scientists in research rather than in competition,” Graham said. Junior Brittani Hradsky, vice president of Stand Up To Cancer at Saint Mary’s, agreed. “It’s also about bringing awareness of all different cancers and getting involved,” she said. Saint Mary’s College is one of the first schools to have Stand Up To Cancer as an official college club, Graham said. “As a club we are planning to volunteer in the chemotherapy room at Memorial Hospital and we’re working on a Cancer Awareness Week,” she said. The club is also open to Notre Dame students and anyone interested is encouraged to email dgraha01@saintmarys.edu.last_img read more

Performance Distributors renews award program for IMCA Late Models, Stocks, Hobbies, SportMods

first_imgTop eligible drivers in both Stock Car regions and in both Hobby Stock regions, and in national standings for Northern SportMods and for Southern SportMods all get D.U.I. distribu­tors. Eligible runners-up in each division each get $100 product cer­tificates, with $75 for third, $50 for fourth and $25 for fifth.  The Memphis, Tenn., high performance parts man­ufacturer, now in its 14th year of sponsorship, gives a combination of product awards and product certificates to IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod competitors.  MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Performance Distributors contingency awards program expanded in 2019 has been renewed for the 2020 IMCA race season. Performance Distributor awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed begin­ning the following week from the IMCA home office. Late Model awards were new to the Performance Distributors program last year.  In addition to required distributor usage, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and SportMod drivers must fill out and re­turn a contingency sign-up sheet to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1. Information about Performance Distributors products and dealers is available at the www.performancedistributors.com website, by calling 901 396-5782 and on Facebook. Both the Late Model national champion and national rookie of the year earn D.U.I. distributors. Second through fifth place finishers in national point standings receive $50 product certificates; all Late Model track champions receive D.U.I. coil kits. “We are rebuilding a great weekly Late Model program and the renewal of the Performance Distributors program displays the continued commitment to not only that division, but the other aforementioned ones as well,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “We are grateful to Performance Distributors for 14 years of support.”last_img read more

Clear Lake council to discuss early retirement incentive program

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s City Council tonight will discuss establishing an early retirement incentive program. The voluntary program would assist eligible city employees who wish to retire but cannot do so because of medical insurance coverage concerns. To be eligible, participants would have to be current full-time or full-time equivalent employees who are age 56 or older and have not less than 25 years of continuous employment with the city. Those who would participate in the program at age 60 would remain up to five years or when they become Medicare eligible on the city’s group health insurance plan under a single policy. Employees can choose to continue family health coverage by paying the difference between the cost of the family plan and the city’s contribution toward a single coverage premium. An employee who retires prior to age 60 can utilize post-retirement accumulated paid leave conversion credit to pay health insurance premiums. If that would be insufficient to cover the cost of health insurance to the age of 60, the employee would be responsible for the full premium until age 60, at which point the premium for a single policy would be covered by the city.Eligible employees must retire from city employment between August 1st and September 30th of this year, with notice of intent to retire having to be filed prior to July 17th. The Clear Lake City Council meets tonight at 6 o’clock at City Hall.last_img read more