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

Winners Emerge at Rivers @ 50 Wrestling Finals

first_imgThe Rivers @ 50 Wrestling Finals took the centre stage at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt on Tuesday when traditional wrestlers from different local government areas of the state competed for honours .The finalists who were divided into four groups displayed their strength, discipline and understanding of traditional wrestling.At the end of the thrilling traditional wrestling fights, Group 1 made up of wrestler from Obio/Akpor (Azeru Oziri) emerged tops. Group 2 consisting of Abua/Odual (Akari Radiant) emerged runners up. Group 3 made up of wrestler from Tai (Kingsley Nna) and Group 4, Etche (Kingsley Ikechi) were amongst those also honoured at the event. Presenting the trophies to the winners, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike said every wrestler who participated at the wrestling finals was a winner.He said traditional wrestling remains a sport with potentials, pointing out that the state’s Ministry of Sports will be empowered to improve on it.The Golden Jubilee Committee later presented certificates of participation to all participating wrestlers.Amongst the dignitaries who watched the Rivers at 50 Wrestling Finals were Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, his deputy, Dr Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara, Former Minister of Sports, Dr Tammy Danagogo, Rivers State PDP Chairman, Bro Felix Obuah, commissioners, state legislators and thousands of traditional wrestling fans.The award winning professional wrestling team from Bayelsa State also graced the event, displaying rich traditional wrestling dances.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Ricardo Da Rocha arrives in Ghana ahead of becoming Ashantigold coach

first_imgBrazilian trainer, Ricardo Da Rocha, has arrived in the country ahead of taking over Ghana Premier League side, Ashantigold.Da Roacha, who was last coach of Ebusua Dwarfs in 2017, will replace Kjetil Zachariassen at the Obuasi-based club once negotiations are concluded.Zachariassen left the Miners for Kumasi Asante Kotoko after leading them to victory in the NC Special Tier 2 Competition which qualified the team to the CAF Confederation Cup.Da Rocha, when he officially takes over, will be charged with leading Ashantigold’s campaign in Africa, where they have already been drawn against Akonangui FC of Equatorial Guinea in the preliminary round of qualifying.last_img read more