Mount Saint Mary College raises nearly $27,000 for Relay for Life - Daily Hudson Valley News

Mount Saint Mary College raises nearly $27,000 for Relay for Life

Apr 12th, 2011 | By | Category: Community Happenings

Surpassing their goal, Mount Saint Mary College students raised nearly $27,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Some 300 students, friends, cancer survivors and members of the Mount Saint Mary College community paced the track for 12 hours recently. Opening ceremonies included a Survivor Lap – featuring Mount nursing major Megan Morris of Lake Carmel, who briefly shared about her struggle with cancer — and the lighting of luminaries in remembrance of those lost to cancer.

Mount Saint Mary Relay For Life 2011

Left to right: Mount Saint Mary College MBA student Maureen Loosen, Relay for Life co-chairperson; Anna Trocino, American Cancer Society-Hudson Valley Region special events manager; English student Danielle Kearns, Relay for Life chairperson and MBA student Jay Matushefske, Relay for Life committee member

Megan Morris and Fr. Kevin Mackin MSMC Relay For Life 2011

Megan Morris, a nursing student and cancer survivor, walks during Relay for Life with Fr. Kevin Mackin, president.

More than 50 percent of the Mount’s 2,700 students volunteer through service clubs or in the field as a requirement of coursework.  Donations are still being accepted online

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