One step closer to a cure

March 28, 2012

Newburgh, NY -

Relay for Life 2012

Some 230 members of the Mount Saint Mary College community, in 30 teams, walked laps all evening during the recent Relay for Life, raising more than $27,000 for the American Cancer Society.

William Kaplan (left), whose generosity of time and money over several decades has helped construct or renovate countless public and private buildings in and around the City of Newburgh, NY, made a donation to Relay for Life. He is pictured with Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM, president of Mount Saint Mary College, and Norwalk, CT resident Danielle Kearns, a senior English/education major. Kearns is the local Relay chairperson and campus president of the Colleges Against Cancer club. Peering from overhead running track, Professors for a Cure team members (left to right) Priscilla Sagar, nursing; Nancy Spear-Owen, nursing; Peter Witkowsky, English; Nancy von Rosk, English; Marie-Therese Sulit, English; along with Nora Ames, an honors nursing student from Titusville, NJ, watch as cancer survivors walk the first lap. More than 50 percent of the Mount’s 2,700 students volunteer through service clubs or in the field as a requirement of coursework.