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Voorhees Students Raise Donations for Susan G. Komen Foundation

careers in healthcareStudent council organizes a breast cancer awareness walk around the Voorhees campus

The student council at the Voorhees campus of the Harris School of Business is always busy. But even with a full schedule of classes, they still manage to find time to meet. This year when they sat down together to plan fall activities, it didn’t take them long to figure out what they wanted to do for the month of October.

October is breast cancer awareness month. Since the Harris School is a school that prepares students for careers in the field of healthcare, it made perfect sense to hold an event that promoted breast cancer awareness. The student council decided to hold a breast cancer awareness walk-a-thon. For the day of the walk, students were asked to wear pink and to collect donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

​“Students here at the Voorhees campus have a strong sense of wanting to be a part of the community. They want to reach out and help others,” said Director of Education, Ken Santos. “The breast cancer awareness walk was a very successful event, and everyone was enthusiastic about walking together. Everyone should be proud of what they did that day,” Santos continued.

The student council organizes other activities for students throughout the school year. Many of the events are community-minded, such as food drives and walk-a-thons, and others are simply fun, like holding an Italian water ice day or a “dress down” day.

Any student who is interested in participating in student council may inquire at the reception desk to find out how to join. The Harris School wishes to thank all of the students who take part in the student council. Their work helps create a welcoming atmosphere at the school, and enhances the Harris experience for all students.