By Molly Cunha
On Wednesday, Oct. 25, students were able to “pie” a Campus Life employee in Hillwood for $1 to raise money for Move-A-Thon.
The Move-A-Thon fundraiser benefits the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation to ght against pediatric cancer. The event will be held on Nov. 16,from 7 p.m. – 12 a.m.in the Pratt Recreation Center. The Move-A-Thon keeps students moving the entire night with dancing, a bounce house, a dodge ball arena, obstacle courses, food, and raffles.
In the fundraiser held Wednesday, students shoved plates filled with shaving cream in the faces of Campus Life: Ashley John, Matthew Blanar, Julia Pagano, members of the Move-A-Thon committee, and student employees of Campus Life. For $1, students were able to throw the plate at their faces during common hour.
The volunteers getting pied wore raincoats, yet they were still covered in the shaving cream.
“The Don Monti foundation raises money for pediatric cancer research, and this is our third year partnering with them for Move-A-Thon. We want to raise money in a fun way, and the pieing in the face adds a shock factor that makes people want to stop,” Theresa Kelley, a junior double major in music education and Spanish, and a member of the Move-A-Thon committee, said.
Last year, Move-A-Thon raised $15,250. This year, the members of the committee hope to raise between $12,000 and$15,000 as well.
Students can register for the event at tinyurl.com/moveathon17.