Organizes human pink ribbon to raise awareness – Proceeds from sale of human ribbon pictures benefit American Cancer Society
Dallas, PA — Students active in Colleges Against Cancer at Misericordia University organized and, with help from the campus community, formed a human pink ribbon during Pink Week to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society.
“We care about helping to find a cure for cancer,’’ said Misericordia University student Amanda Peslak, a doctor of physical therapy major from Highland Lakes, N.J. “We also want to help raise awareness and do our part to support the search for a cure. Helping to find a cure would be nice.’’
“This is such a good event,’’ added College Against Cancer at Misericordia University President Cassie Graeff, a biology and pre-med major from Pottsville, Pa., “because everyone is touched by cancer in some way.’’
Members of the campus community were encouraged to wear pink on Pink Day on Wednesday, Oct. 27. The campus community formed a pink human ribbon on the lawn of McHale Hall. Pictures of the formation were then available for purchase from Colleges Against Cancer student members for $1. All proceeds from the sale of T-shirts and pictures benefited the American Cancer Society.
Student officers for Colleges Against Cancer at Misericordia University are Cassie Graeff, the founder and president; Alyssa Oswald of New Tripoli, Pa., vice president; Julia Truax of Millville, Pa., public relations; and Daniella DeVivo of Lake Ariel, Pa., treasurer.
Misericordia University students participating in Colleges Against Cancer include: Marisa Wagner, Lititz, Pa.; Jackie Paluszek, Selden, N.Y.; Julia Truax, Millville, Pa.; Candace Levanavage, Pittston, Pa.; Cassandra Graeff, Pottsville, Pa.; Daniella DeVivo, Long Island, N.Y.; Kayla Darvey, Hillsdale, N.J.; Erica Hannon, Allentown, Pa.; Nicole Mostic, Shamokin, Pa.; Kelly Smith, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Catie Becker, Shickshinny, Pa.; Mara Danoski, Endicott, N.Y.; Gabrielle Pollina, Olyphant, Pa.; Alyssa Rau, Danielsville, Pa.; Jessica Grant, Walden, N.Y.; Jenny Perucca, Massapequa, N.Y.; Lindsey Machemer, Robesonia, Pa.; Jessica McLaurin, Dunmore, Pa.; Christina Liuzzi, Washington Twp., N.J.; Gina Grant, National Park, N.J.; Emily Hullings, Sandyston, N.J.; Alyssa Gotzman, Chalfont, Pa.; Ellen Hoffman, Kingston, Pa.; Emily Santory, Elizabeth, Pa.; Kristen Fisher, Middletown, N.Y.; Marisa Ferenchick, Duryea, Pa.; Tamara Bradley, Elysburg, Pa.; Jessica Burbank, S. Londonderry, Vt.; Jessie Mierzejewski, Sinking Springs, Pa.; Sandy Nelson, Morris Plains, N.J.; Cassie Wittnebert, Cedar Knells, N.J.; Jillian Palermo, Hazleton, Pa.; Rachel Stitt, Nescopeck, Pa.; Molly McFadden, Pittston, Pa.; Shauna Quirk, Frackville, Pa.; Kristen Mixon, Garden City, N.J.; Katie Kilmer, Nicholson, Pa.; Sara Casterline, Sweet Valley, Pa.; Breanne Phillips, Muncy, Pa.; Cassie Foy, Southbury, Ct.; Amanda Machey, McAdoo, Pa.; Jill Busolits, Allentown, Pa.; and Ashley Soloski, Scranton, Pa.; Emily Ginocchetti, Jenkins Township, Pa.; Kevin Miller, Pittston, Pa.; Mike Hulbert, Branchburg, N.J.; Christine McGinn, North Wales, Pa.; Amanda Lee, Turnersville, N.J.; Jonathan Weiss, Minersville, Pa.; Jillian Bowen, Middletown, N.J.; Marissa Ewing, New Berlin, Pa.; Holly Manning, Tunkhannock, Pa.; Allison Bohonko, Plains, Pa.; Elizabeth Graeber, Mansfield, N.J.; and Alisha Nudo, Tunkhannock, Pa.
For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-6400. Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 32 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in three colleges in full- and part-time formats.
Photo Caption: Students active in Colleges Against Cancer at Misericordia University organized and, with help from the campus community, formed a human pink ribbon on Wednesday, Oct. 27 during Pink Week to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society.