Harrisburg Campus Completes Tremendous Relay for Life Fundraising Efforts
Harrisburg Correspondent - Published: October 26, 2010
The Harrisburg campus held its second annual Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society on Saturday October 16, 2010, raising a total of $17,654.80! Throughout the week, all twelve participating teams held fundraisers to help reach their goal of raising more than last year’s event.

On Friday, October 8, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. there was a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the campus basketball courts. All proceeds went to Relay for Life and winners received gift cards. The winners of the tournament were 2nd year students Quies Sakhizada, Andrew Altman and Charles Lamari. A total of $120 was raised at the event.

“Team Squash Cancer “ – which consisted of both support staff and administrators – raised over $1,000. Team Squash’s fundraisers consisted of raffles in the pit all week for a movie basket, lunch with Dean Meadows, free transcripts, a widener blanket, free Examsoft, and a financial aid basket among other things. Additionally, there was a raffle for a reserved parking space on the Harrisburg campus.

The Trial Advocacy Society had three trivia and games events including scary movie trivia, a witch candy corn count, and a ghost candy corn count.

The Widener Running Club and Student Bar Association sold luminarias in honor of cancer survivors or in memory of cancer patients.

The Harrisburg Women’s Law Caucus had a bake sale on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Pit in order to raise money for their team. They raised a total of $188.85. Cate Malycke, president of the Women’s Law Caucus, said, “I am very excited the Women’s Law Caucus was successful in fundraising through its bake sale for the American Cancer Society. The Women’s Law Caucus looks forward to supporting the Relay for Life at Widener next year!”

On Thursday, October 14, 2010 sixteen students participated in a pool tournament at Sambucca’s. The winner of the tournament was second-year student Adam Gibbons. A total of $180.00 was raised.

Congratulations to everyone who participated!