This Thursday, the ladies of Breen-Phillips Hall (BP) are employing the help of an in-demand item on campus to encourage the Notre Dame community to support breast cancer research: fresh berries. “We wanted to have a 5K that was different from any of the other ones on campus, and berries are a hot commodity at Notre Dame since they often aren’t in the dining halls, so we saw that as a way to draw people in,” Breen-Phillips’ vice president and junior Laura Luchini said. The 5K run is just one of many events BP is hosting for their inaugural Think Pink Week, which will fundraise for Harper Cancer Research Institute. The race is set to take place Thursday at 5 p.m. at Fieldhouse Mall, where PacSun apparel, berries and other free food will be available for registered race participants. “We knew that there were other 5Ks going on around that week, so we wanted to stand out,” Luchini said.“We noticed that there isn’t any kind of breast cancer awareness week at Notre Dame like there is at most other colleges. … With all of the cancer research happening on campus at Harper Research Institute, and with Breen-Phillips’ color being pink, we thought it was more than fitting that we start this new week.”The week kicked off on Monday with “Kiss Away Cancer,” where students and faculty were invited to sign banners outside of DeBartolo Hall and North and South Dining Halls and to pick up a ribbon, pink lemonade and Hershey’s Kisses distributed by BP residents.“This is a cause that is important to me and many other people on campus, so it is amazing to be doing something that can help,” Luchini said. Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Breen-Phillips will host the first of two profit-share fundraisers with Blaze Pizza on Eddy Street, Luchini said, where a portion of sales that evening will be donated to the Harper Cancer Research Institute. “All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus. Harper does a lot of cutting-edge research right across the street, and yet a lot of people don’t know what it is,” she said. Luchini said she hopes to raise awareness about this research by hosting a talk given by representatives from the Institute on Wednesday night in DeBartolo Hall. “The Institute will be giving a talk of the cancer research that’s happening right here on campus and how you can get involved,” Luchini said. “I’m sure we all know of at least one person affected by breast cancer. It is so prevalent, and we thought it was important to remind Notre Dame’s campus how important cancer research is in finding a cure.”The week wraps up with the 5K on Thursday in addition to an all-day profit-share fundraiser with Five Guys on Eddy Street. “We wanted to plan a fun, informative week for our students. All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus, and we want to raise awareness for Harper and give them the opportunity to tell students how to get involved in research there,” Luchini said. Tags: breast cancer awareness, Breen-Phillips, Harper Cancer Research Institute
Syracuse running back Steve Rene is out for the rest of the 2012 season due to an upper-body injury that required surgery, SU Athletics announced in a press release Tuesday.Rene, who saw action in five games as a kick and punt returner, will undergo surgery on Nov. 27. Team physician Dr. Irving Raphael will carry out the procedure, and Rene will be evaluated throughout the rehabilitation process. Whether or not he can participate in spring football will be determined in March 2013, according to the release.Rene battled injury throughout preseason camp and during the season, and he finished with eight punt returns for one yard and nine kick returns for 193 yards. Rene hadn’t played in the Orange’s last three games.SU strong safety Ritchy Desir leads the team with 19 punt returns for 100 yards while wide receiver Jeremiah Kobena has been the team’s primary kick returner, with 20 returns for 386 yards. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report â€” A former Wellington High School student and youth wrestler, Aaron Asbury, 19 of Ponca City has been in a coma since New Years’ Day, and Ponca City Police are looking for help with an investigation.According to KAKE.com, police received a call on New Year’s Day at 9:42 a.m. from a resident in the 1300 block of S. 7th St. The anonymous caller told the officer a friend, Aaron Asbury, was at his home and was experiencing some medical issues.The ambulance crew transported Asbury to the Ponca City Medical Center.The teen had no identification on him and he remained as John Doe for more than 12 hours, according to KAKE.com.A nurse then recognized the 19-year-old as Aaron Asbury of Ark City.According to Ron Asbury, Aaron’s father, he was then contacted by police.“Police said they just could not believe that nobody stayed there with him,” Ron Asbury told KAKE.com.The son was transported to a Wichita hospital three days later and remains in a coma.He is in a hospital bed with kidney and liver failure, according to the KAKE.com report.The case remains under investigation.Ponca City Police are continuing their investigation. They cannot confirm or deny allegations of synthetic drugs since they are waiting for lab samples.If you have any information, call the Ponca City Police at 580-767-0370.If you have information about New Year’s Eve and early morning New Yearâ€™s Day happenings involving Asbury, you can submit an a tip online by clicking here. You can also call (580)762-5100. Your tips will remain anonymous and you may receive a reward of up to $1,000.
Authorities are reporting that a Florida man claimed that he attempted to break into a home because his horse got into the homeowner’s yard.The incident occurred Thursday at a home in Pasco County.The homeowner identified as Steve Ferguson told authorities that he caught the suspect, Lonnie Maddox, breaking into his home and confronted him. Maddox told Ferguson that it was actually his horse who broke into the home and that he was only trying to get her.When authorities arrived, Maddox then told them that the horse wandered into Ferguson’s yard through a broken fence so he went after it. Once inside the yard Maddox says he became curious about the inside of the home because he was considering renting it.Surveillance video from the home shows Maddox walking around the home with the horse. Maddox then tries to get into the home through the front door but when he was unsuccessful, he then breaks a window.Authorities found the horse several blocks away from the home but it was later discovered that the horse did not belong to Maddox.The horse has since been returned to it’s rightful owner while Maddox was taken into custody and charged with burglary of a dwelling.