Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Good News: Adelphi U Raises Money for Kids With Cancer

For the past three years, Adelphi University and its Athletics Department have teamed up with Winthrop University Hospital's Cans for Cancer Program to raise money for kids with cancer. The program requires the collection of redeemable recycled cans and bottles. There are receptables placed throughout the Garden City campus for students, faculty, staff, etc. to put their cans and bottles in.

All 18 Adelphi athletic teams are responsible for collecting and sorting the bottles and cans and placing them in a large storage bin. Then, the Cans for Cancer Center picks up the items. This is a massive undertaking that requires year-round committment from the Athletics staff. At the end of the 2005-06 season, Adelphi had raised over $7000 for the program. They celebrated by hosting a Fun Fest for children from the Cancer Center on August, 27, 2006. (see attached photos) The carnival-style festivities included games, prizes, food and more.

The Cans for Cancer initiative involves schools, corporations, restaurants, country clubs and community members. Adelphi University was the first college to partner with the Cans for Cancer Program.

Click here for a photo galary of the Fun Fest

Thanks to Adelphi's SID Suzette McQueen for the story.


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