Published in: The Globe
Originally Published: February 15, 2011
By Kalea Hall
To Natasha Young, the fundraiser put together by her University Experience class last October exceeded her expectations in raising breast cancer awareness.
As a future teacher, Sarah McDonough believes the fundraiser was preparation for her career.
The fundraiser's creator, Dr. Darlene Marnich, is eager to hold it again next year.
After selling a plethora of breast cancer awareness items and raffle tickets for gift baskets during October, the education section of the University Experience classes raised a total of $400 to split between two women still battling cancer and give to the family of a woman who lost her battle. With 75 attendees, the students also led a walk across the Smithfield St. Bridge, where breast cancer awareness posters had been strung along the railings for all to see.
"The walk was just awesome. It reminded me of everyone I had with me on my own personal journey, so that was just amazing," said Marnich, professor and chair of the education department, in an interview in her office last week.