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

Your credit card is changing: What you need to know

first_imgDid you get a replacement credit card in the mail recently? Are you confused as to why?You’re in good company. The U.S. is adopting a significant change in how credit card payments are processed in stores, which will have consumers inserting cards equipped with a special chip rather than swiping at the checkout counter, but many people are still in the dark.Nearly 3 in 5 of the 1,000 consumers surveyed by payments solutions company ACI Worldwide have not yet received a chipped card. Among those who already have their new card, only 32 percent said they understand the U.S. is moving to a new card processing system.To get up to speed, here are seven things you need to know about the transition to chipped technology.The U.S. is the last major country to transition its cards. The U.K. was the first to adopt the new payment system, known as the EMV standard. Developed by and named for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, EMV requires cards be outfitted with a chip that transmits a unique code for each transaction. The technology dramatically reduces the ability of thieves to use stolen credit card numbers in stores. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Nudgee development is just one block away from being sold out

first_imgNudgee Place is just one block away from being snapped up, after strong buyer demand has seen the community almost completed within just a couple of years.A development in Nudgee is just one block away from being snapped up, after strong buyer demand has seen the community almost completed within just a couple of years. NEXT GENERATION SUBURB CREATES BUYER BUZZ Konnect Group director and marketing agent Alexander Klibschon said the development was made up of two sites, what were once semirural properties, one a hobby farm, one a horse property“It took just one year for all 29 blocks, ranging in size from 418sq m to 1.2ha, in the first stage to sell and settle.“Sales and marketing commenced mid-2016 and 100 per cent were sold and settled by June 2017,” Mr Klibschon said.The second and final stage is just one block away from being completely sold and settled.“Sixty-six blocks, ranging in size from 405sq m to 3023sq m, went on sale in April 2017,” he said.“Sixty-five have sold and settled and just one is left for sale.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoFamilies have seen great value in Nudgee Place.Mr Klibschon said house and land packages started from the low $600,000’s and the highest house and land sale was $1,245,000, which was well under construction with completion due before Christmas.“Demand has been overwhelming as it represented phenomenal value.” >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Mr Klibschon said both sites backed on to Nundah Creek and were surrounded by protected environmental zones and green open space.“Development involved rehabilitation and rejuvenation of 1.6ha of land for green space,” he said.“One hectare of turf was planted as well as over 74,000 natives, tubestock and mature.“Both stages have larger rural lots within them, maintaining a connection between smaller lot residential housing with surrounding larger rural use blocks.”Mr Klibschon attributed the community’s success to the proximity of Brisbane’s CBD, the fact that it had easy access to Gateway Motorway and was a short drive to Brisbane Airport.“It was also the proximity to major employment hubs — the airport and Port of Brisbane (AKA Australia TradeCoast), as well as having Australian Catholic University, Banyo Retail Centre, Nudgee Beach and local parks,” he said.“Roughly 75 per cent of sales to owner occupiers, mix of first home buyers, second and third home buyers, downsizers.”last_img read more