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Students Raise Nearly $1,500 for American Cancer Society

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Student Nurses’ Association raised nearly $1,500 for the American Cancer Society on March 29 when it hosted its first “Glow Walk.”

The group surpassed its goal of $1,000 for the first-year effort. Despite damp weather, walkers looped the campus mall as the sun set, wearing glow necklaces and glasses provided by the American Cancer Society.

The Student Nurses' Association's inaugural "Glow Walk" travels northward from the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center, home to Penn College's Nursing Education Center.
The Student Nurses’ Association’s inaugural “Glow Walk” travels northward from the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center, home to Penn College’s Nursing Education Center.

Jesse D. Pellow, a nursing student from Lock Haven, brought the idea to the Student Nurses’ Association and said that he hopes it will grow in future years. Pellow volunteers for the society’s Road to Recovery program and proposed the event to help raise awareness of cancer patients’ struggles and the need to fight the disease.

The nursing students’ event falls under the umbrella of Relay for Life of River Valley, scheduled for June 1-2 in South Williamsport.

To learn more about the events or to donate, visit the Relay for Life website.

Penn College offers bachelor’s and associate degrees in nursing, with an online option for registered nurses who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree. To learn more, call 570-327-4525, email email or visit the School of Health Sciences.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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