BU hosts breast cancer 5K walk/run

Breast Cancer Walk For immediate release: Oct. 14, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — BU's Multicultural Center will bring the campus and community together for the ninth annual Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, Oct. 30, 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), a state-wide non-profit organization that uses the donations for supportive programs and services, education, early detection and research.

Registration is a $20 per person in advance and $25 the day of the walk/run. To register, visit www.bloomu.edu/multicultural.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.