School of Law Fields Team in Race for the Cure

Posted: June 13, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Thirty-one people—School of Law students, faculty members, and their family and friends—participated as a team in the annual Komen National Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C., on June 4. The team’s efforts netted more than $5,500.

Libby Phelps, a third-year student who graduated from the Law School this spring, organized the team and held a bake sale and Trivial Pursuit tournament that raised about $600. Sponsorships of the participants made up the balance.

“This is my second year in organizing the team at the law school, and I think the membership doubled from last year,” Phelps says. “Our money-raising effort this year was great! For the bake sale, not only did students donate money by buying baked goods, but all of the baked goods themselves were donated by law school students, staff, and faculty.”

Phelps notes that one law student team member, Erin Fennerty, alone collected $2,389 from sponsors.

More than 45,000 people participated in the 5K run/walk this year. Money raised goes to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to fund breast cancer research and community outreach.

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