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Colleges Against Cancer's 'Bark for Life' and 'Turkey Trot' benefit American Cancer Society
Posted 10/11/2018 11:13AM

The Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter will hold "Bark for Life" on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 12-3 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater on the upper campus. The noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

The fun-filled day starts with the walk, and continues with canine demonstrations, games, treats, toys, and food. Registration is $15. To register, please go to

The Colleges Against Cancer Chapter will also host a "Turkey Trot" 5K walk/run on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Registration will be in the Anderson Sports and Health Center, and the walk/run will follow a course around campus. Preregistration is $15 in advance and includes a shirt. Registration is $20 the day of the event. Registration is available by contacting chapter advisor Elizabeth Pedro at or by calling (570) 674-8055.

All proceeds from the "Bark for Life" and "Turkey Trot" events count toward the university's Relay for Life that is scheduled April 12-13 from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The Misericordia Colleges Against Cancer Chapter has raised more than $230,431 since its inception in 2010. The 2018 Relay for Life on campus featured 41 teams and raised more than $34,000. The fundraising goal for 2019 is $40,000,


The Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter officially raised $34,053.39 during the eighth annual Relay for Life in 2018. Overall, the annual event has raised more than $230,741.45 since its inception in 2011. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation with the American Cancer Society, first row from left, are Zach Moody, Clarence, Pa.; Elizabeth Pedro, advisor, Misericordia University Colleges Against Cancer Chapter; Olivia Sumeriski, Toms River, N.J., and Kailee Crockett, Smithtown, N.Y., second row, Elizabeth Mosier, Towanda, Pa.; Cassy Silveri, Plains Twp., Pa.; Olivia Johnson, Jamison, Pa.; Michaela Daley, Doylestown, Pa.; Liz Perfetti, Bangor, Pa.; Agripina Torres, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Alyssa Acker, Palmerton, Pa.; third row, Trinity Sprague, Bel Air, Md.; Kaitlyn Burridge, Barton, N.Y.; Kristen Solowiej, Wyalusing, Pa.; Katie Bowman, Hegins, Pa.; Shayne Postiglione, Washingtonville, N.Y.; Katrina Giacumbo, Holmdel, N.J., and Talyor Webb, Clark, N.J.

Misericordia University Students Walking

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