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Student nurses host successful cancer fundraiser


The Student Nurses’ Association teamed up with six other campus organizations and Student Activities to raise about $1,800 at Tuesday’s “Penn College for a Cure” cancer benefit walk. Joining SNA in the successful collaboration were Circle K, PC Alliance, the Penn College Construction Association, Omega Delta Sigma and Phi Mu Delta fraternities, and Wildcat Events Board. The groups organized a full slate of fun: painting, pies in the face, ladder golf, cornhole, a silent auction – even human whack-a-mole! The American Cancer Society’s Ellen Bokeko helped facilitate the event, coordinating a guest speaker who lost a young daughter to the disease.

–  Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

PCCA members (from left) Hayden N. Beiter, of Williamsport; Matthew M. Hober, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; and Michael J. Deragon, of Fort Washington; display a photo board memorializing loved ones who battled cancer. The board was designed and built by classmate Josh E. Rosenberger, of Waynesboro.
PCCA members (from left) Hayden N. Beiter, of Williamsport; Matthew M. Hober, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; and Michael J. Deragon, of Fort Washington; display a photo board memorializing loved ones who battled cancer. The board was designed and built by classmate Josh E. Rosenberger, of Waynesboro.

In addition to hosting the benefit, SNA members staff the auction table.
In addition to hosting the benefit, SNA members staff the auction table.

Keynoter Marguerite Santorine, of Lewisburg, Relay for Life's "Voice of Hope," told a devastating story through words of encouragement, healing and humor.
Keynoter Marguerite Santorine, of Lewisburg, Relay for Life’s “Voice of Hope,” told a devastating story through words of encouragement, healing and humor.

Phi Mu Delta brothers are among those walking for a cure.
Phi Mu Delta brothers are among those walking for a cure.

Adding her colorful touch to the proceedings is Deanna M. Helverson, of Southampton, a software development and information management student.
Adding her colorful touch to the proceedings is Deanna M. Helverson, of Southampton, a software development and information management student.

Luminaria carry glowing messages of hope and empathy.
Luminaria carry glowing messages of hope and empathy.

The builders' group also ran a spirited game of "Stump," which requires hammer-flipping, nail-pounding dexterity.
The builders’ group also ran a spirited game of “Stump,” which requires hammer-flipping, nail-pounding dexterity.

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