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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

STUDENTS-ATHLETES HELP RAISE $75,000 FOR CANCER RESEARCH






Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook University had 150 student-athletes volunteer their time over the weekend at the 14th annual Walk for Beauty in Stony Brook Village, which raised $75,000 for cancer research. Despite the rainy conditions, more than 200 hundred people walked the four or six kilometer course in support of breast and prostate cancer research.
Athletes representing the men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's basketball, women's soccer, women's lacrosse, volleyball, baseball, tennis and men's and women's track & field teams joined Wolfie and the Stony Brook spirit squads at the event. Student-athletes were positioned all along the course, providing the walkers with encouragement and the occasional umbrella.
"This was a great opportunity for our student-athletes to give back to the community and show their support for cancer awareness," said Sue Serafini, Assistant AD for Sports Administration, who worked closely with the walk's organizer, Dr. Sue DiMonda. "It was an honor to be a part of such an incredible event."