For immediate release: Oct. 23, 2010
BLOOMSBURG — The Multicultural Center at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will bring the campus and community together for the eighth annual Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run Sunday, Oct. 24, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Student Recreational Center. The walk loops campus twice for a total of 3.5 miles.
According to Madelyn Rodriguez, director of the multicultural affairs, last year’s walk/run had about 400 participants. For the past seven years, the walk has raised an average of $8,000 to $10,000 a year.
“The walk/run is about raising money for breast cancer, but it also brings BU students and the community together for a good cause,” said Rodriguez.
The proceeds from the event benefit the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC). The PBCC is a state-wide non-profit organization that uses the donations for supportive programs and services, education, early detection and research.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.