Romano Student Alumni Center
St. Thomas Aquinas College
125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Anne Moore
Carnival Against Cancer
Opens Friday at STAC
April 20th is a special day for the STAC community -- the campus will be hosting the first Carnival Against Cancer event in collaboration with Rockland Colleges Care. This event is being held from 4 pm to 10 pm on The Great Lawn at St. Thomas Aquinas College. All of the proceeds that are raised or donated by participants will be given to Project Ladybug to support children with pediatric cancer.
Carnival Against Cancer is a fun way for the college community to raise money for Project Ladybug. This fundraiser was started in 2007 by Dina Manzo as a charity to help children with rare blood diseases and pediatric cancer. Project Ladybug provides Make-a-Wish services for children and also helps defray medical costs for families. Carnival Against Cancer will benefit the Project Ladybug Fund at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey.
The group Rockland Colleges Care includes STAC, Dominican College, Nyack College and Rockland Community College. The students on these campuses have been planning this event since November in order to make the first carnival an event to remember. It is an honor for STAC to be participating as the host for Carnival Against Cancer for the first time. Several committees on campus have been volunteering their time in order to hold meetings and organize this event. There are five committees on campus including: Advocacy, Advertisement, Activities, Facilities and Survivor Liason; each committee has a chair, co-chair and members. All of the volunteers and student leaders who have put time and effort into coordinating the details of this event have made the STAC community proud.
Carnival Against Cancer is an open charitable event to the public and college community. The cost is register is $10 which provides snacks, refreshments, entertainment, a free T-shirt and 5 raffle tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for other activities and donations are gratefully accepted! Anyone that is interested to preregister can email the Director of Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org or payment is welcome at the time of the event.
-- Michele Beach