Students from the SUU Student Nursing Association (SUUSNA) will band together Saturday, April 5, in a run against cancer, and they wish to invite all Cedar City's runners and walkers to join in the charge, up the Canyon Creek Trail, as participants in the SUUSNA 5K.
The SUUSNA will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the 5K to the American Cancer Society.
For many years the SUU nursing students have been a strong presence at Cedar City's Relay for Life, raising funds to fight cancer. However, organizational changes within that organization compelled SUU's student nurses to more directly support the cause as host to the upcoming 5K for the American Cancer Society.
SUUSNA President Jacqueline Kent-Marvick said the student nurses are all eager to do their very best in this ongoing fight against cancer.
“The fact that SUU’s nursing program is outstanding is well known far and wide,” Kent-Marvick said. “The commitment of the program’s students to this annual fundraiser is another example of what sets our students apart. We look forward to contributing to the cause and we have fun doing it. We hope this will be a strong year for fundraising.”
Many of SUU's nursing students also volunteer and fundraise for the University's Camp Kesem, developed by student leaders at college campuses across the nation to host free week-long summer camps for children in families dealing with cancer. Kent-Marvick said her fellow peers sincerely enjoy opportunities to help others not just in their profession, but in all aspects of their lives.
The cost for the upcoming 5K run is $25 for the general public, $15 for students. T-Shirts are given to participants who pre-register by March 31, and additional prizes we will be awarded at the event. There is no age requirement for the race. To sign up, visit suusna5k.weebly.com. If you have additional questions, please contact Jacqueline Kent-Marvick at firstname.lastname@example.org.