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 [email protected]last_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Michael Cumpsty in The Body of an American

first_img Tickets are now on sale to see Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty (End of the Rainbow) and Michael Crane (Gloria) in The Body of an American. Directed by Jo Bonney, the New York premiere by Dan O’Brien will play a limited engagement February 10 through March 20 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Opening night is set for February 23.Winner of the 2014 Horton Foote Prize for Outstanding New American Play and the Inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award (shared with All The Way), The Body of an American tells the true story of an extraordinary friendship as two men, a war photojournalist and playwright, journey from some of the most dangerous places on earth to the depths of the human soul.The production will feature scenic design by Richard Hoover, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Darron L West and projection design by Alex Basco Koch. Michael Cumpsty(Photo by Bruce Glikas) View Commentslast_img read more

Ex-Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade died at hospital gate — Shorunmu

first_imgRelatedPosts Oyo: Only 7,000 out of 67,000 applicants for teaching job scored 50% in CBT Makinde: Alternative Project Funding Approach working for Oyo State Makinde installs new Alamodu of Ago-Amodu Ike Shorunmu, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, on Saturday said late former Super Eagles defender, Ajibade Babalade, died because medical attention was late in coming his way.Shorunmu told newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State that Babalade died at the University College Hospital gate in Ibadan on Friday after he was denied treatment by a private hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 48-year-old Babalade died after suffering from cardiac arrest.SHorunmu said: “He was denied treatment by the private hospital before he was referred to UCH.“At the first hospital he was rushed to in Ibadan, he was rejected by the doctors and referred to the UCH.“But on his arrival at the UCH premises, he gave up the ghost at the gate.“May his soul rest in peace.” The former goalkeeper said he was informed of Babalade’s death after the day’s Jumat service. Shorunmu said: “I went to the mosque for Jumat service.“So, I switched off my phone.“But immediately I put it back on, I got a message from one of his in-laws that I needed to be at his place.“So, I went with my wife, but on our arrival, the family broke the news to me.“I’m very sad as we speak now. “We last spoke on Wednesday when he celebrated his son’s birthday.”Tags: Ajibade BabaladedeathIbadanIke ShorunmuOyo StateSuper Eagleslast_img read more