On Saturday, Oct. 5, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Circle K co-hosted the event .1K for a Cause. This event, a parody of a traditional 1K run, had participants run a few feet to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The cost to participate was $5 for students and $10 for non-students.
The course started from the entrance of Pell Hall and ended at the entrance of Kumble Hall. The races were organised into four categories: women’s, men’s, female students and male students.
After the race, a raffle took place. Prizes included Jordan backpacks, restaurant gift cards, student essentials baskets, spa baskets and more. Other activities throughout the day included spike ball and volleyball.
The event was organized by Lucas Salerno, a sophmore dual international business and finance major and a member of SAE. The goal of the event is to raise awareness for cancer research, while also creating a sense of community.“
The event is a fun way to get families and everyone from the community involved in campus life, while raising money to fight a good cause,” Salerno said. The fraternity chose to host the walk during October, breast cancer awareness month, because this is when the cause would receive the most attention, according to Salerno.
People from all over campus from different clubs, organizations and groups volunteered and participated in the event. “[It’s] really awesome to see the community and the campus come together for such a great cause,” Beth Hillman, president of Circle K said.