Dingmans Ferry student helps to host benefit 5K run


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  • The Misericordia University SGA is holding the ‘Cougars in Color 5K Race’ on Saturday, April 26 to benefit The Lucy Fund. Participating in the organization of the fundraiser, front center, Dayna Richter, Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; Tori Dziedziak, Shenandoah, Pa.; Katerina Kindig, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Caitlin Vitale, West Pittston, Pa.; Darcy Brodmerkel, director, Student Activities, Misericordia University; Nick Stanovick Saylorsburg, Pa.; Robert Wiacek, Voorhees, N.J.; Catie Becker, Shickshinny, Pa., and DeAnna Darling, Groton, N.Y.



The Misericordia University Student Government Association, which includes Dayna Richter of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., is holding the “Cougars in Color 5K Race" on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 11 a.m. to benefit The Lucy Fund — an organization that raises money to battle metastatic cancer.

The Lucy Fund was established by Lucy E. Stanovick shortly after she was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2008. By the time the wife and mother of two was diagnosed, the cancer had spread to other regions of her body. Undeterred, the Saylorsburg, Pa., resident researched the disease and then established The Lucy Fund in order to raise awareness and funding for metastasis research.

Stanovick lived for 4 and a half years with the disease and organized five “Party 4 Life” events herself before dying on Aug. 16, 2012. Overall, the Stanovick family has organized six “Party 4 Life’’ events that have raised more than $201,000 for research efforts at the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and the NFCR Center for Metastasis Research at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

“Our goal is to fund research that will lead to the ability to control metastasis," said her son, Nicholas Stanovick, a sophomore English and philosophy double major at Misericordia University. “Ninety percent of people who die from cancer die because their cancer has metastasized, but less than five percent of cancer funding research goes into that."

To register early, call 570-674-6220 or e-mail sgovern@misericordia.edu. The early registration fee is $15. On the day of the race, registration is $20 and begins at 10 a.m. in the Hafey-McCormick Science Building parking lot. All proceeds from the race benefit The Lucy Fund.

“We’re trying to make metastatic cancer chronic, not deadly, by coordinating impactful events that empower communities, colleges, and businesses to financially support metastatic research,’’ Nicholas said, repeating the mission statement for The Lucy Fund. “We want to make it like being diagnosed with diabetes."

The “Cougars in Color 5K Race’’ course encompasses the upper campus. It begins in the parking lot of the Hafey-McCormick Science Building, winds its way toward the North Gate and Lake Street before ending back in the science building parking lot.


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