Oct. 15 marks a special occasion for SUNY Oswego and the United Way of Oswego County with the celebration of the 20th Walk-A-Thon on campus.
“This year is a special milestone for the thousands of students who have worked on and walked in this event over the 20 year history of the event,” Cristina Pieraccini, faculty advisor for the Walk-A-Thon, said.
Every year, the campus, along with Auxiliary Services, hosts the United Way Walk-A-Thon. The United Way and a group of students help to organize the walk. The students are involved in the planning from beginning to end.
The Oswego chapter of the United Way helps local families with education, health programs and other programs that they may want to be involved The 5K walk begins in front of Lanigan Hall. Participants register on the day of the walk at noon. The walk begins at 1p.m. . There is a $5 donation to participate in the Walk. All the proceeds go to the Oswego Chapter to benefit local families and local programs.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Walk-A-Thon, the door prizes are twenty, $20 gift cards to the SUNY Oswego bookstore and campus store in the new Campus Center. There will be free food when participants register. The first 200 people to sign up for the walk also receive a free T-shirt.
“This is a special year for everyone involved and we want to make this the biggest year yet.” said Kimberly Gitlin, one of the student organizers for the event.
For more information or if anyone wants to be a T-shirt sponsor contact Cristina Pieraccini by e-mail at email@example.com.
Photo Caption: Pictured members of the planning committee for the 20th SUNY Oswego United Way Walk-A-Thon: Cait Kondrat, Hannah Moreau, Megan Andersen, Kayle Light, Lois Luber, resource development director United Way of Oswego County, Courtney Gadziala, Amanda Bianconi, Sydney Stone, Traci Legonelli