September 15th, 2011
Oswego, NY -For the twentieth year SUNY Oswego is teaming up with the United Way to hold the annual 5K Walk – a –thon on Saturday October 15th. The event, sponsored by SUNY Oswego Auxiliary Services, will begin with registration at noon followed by the walk at 1:00pm. SUNY Oswego Professor Tina Pieraccini and her group of students in a fundraising for non-for profit class, along with members from VEGA, the honor society for junior and senior women and their advisor Laura Brown, are preparing for and running the event.
United Way of Greater Oswego County raises funds from the community each year for specific programs that help thousands of people right here in Oswego County. Lois Luber, Resource Development Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County has worked with the SUNY students for many years to fundraise for the organization. “We look forward to working with VEGA in the 20th year of the SUNY Oswego walk. We appreciate Tina Pieraccini’s work over the years along with her group of dedicated students who volunteer their time and energy to making this walk a success” Lois said.
The non-for profit fundraising class that is working diligently to prepare for the walk consists of six senior public relations majors. These students develop every aspect of the program from soliciting T-Shirt sponsors to coordinating volunteers for the event. These students are assisted in the development with women from VEGA . Laura Brown, a professor at SUNY Oswego, has been involved with the walk for many years and was excited to have VEGA help this year. “Vega has always been committed to combining academic excellence with community service, and the United Way Walk-a-thon is a wonderful way to encourage a variety of student groups to do the same. We are all excited at the opportunity to assist the organizers of the event for its 20th anniversary on campus, and look forward to a terrific turnout this year.”
United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on education, income and health. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action—to give, advocate and volunteer—to improve conditions in their communities. Please visit: http://www.oswegounitedway.org/
Picture Attached: Students walking for the United Way of Oswego County on the SUNY campus at the event last year. Registration for the event begins at noon outside Lanigan Hall on the SUNY Oswego campus and the donation fee is five dollars per person. Article submitted by SUNY Oswego students.