Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Colleges Unite for Carnival Against Cancer

For Immediate Release

Contact: Toni Ann Buchalski

Carnival Against Cancer –April 26

Every year, four accredited colleges in Rockland County come together to support the fight against cancer. The schools that participate in this event are St. Thomas Aquinas College, Dominican College, Rockland County Community College and Nyack College. The four colleges take turns in hosting the event. Last year, the event was held at St. Thomas Aquinas College. This year the Carnival Against Cancer will be held at Dominican College on Friday, April 26, from 4 to 10 pm.

The activities will be held within the Dominican College Quad outside of the school’s student center. The cost of the carnival is ten dollars per person. This cost includes admission, access to the DJ, five carnival game tickets, and access to the performances by the four colleges’ cheerleading and dance teams, as well as a Carnival Against Cancer t-shirt. Refreshments will be provided as well. Besides the fun activities, the Carnival will also be sustaining its message to all of the college students participating.

The reason for such an event is due to the fight against all types of cancer. Each of the four colleges have asked students, faculty, friends, family and other colleagues to help the cause by providing pictures or speaking on behalf of those who have been diagnosed, are currently battling or are survivors of any form of cancer. The importance of this event will be stressed to the carnival-goers. This is a fight that all students should be aware throughout their journey in life. It is becoming a bigger issue every day.

St. Thomas Aquinas College, Dominican College, Nyack College and Rockland County Community College invite all to this special event. All proceeds go towards cancer research that will help to find a cure and aid those who have been affected by such fatal illnesses. 

For more information you can also contact St. Thomas Aquinas College’s student activities coordinator Dave Eng at Deng@stac.edu.

-- Toni Ann Buchalski

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