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UWindsor runners rising to anti-cancer challenge

Students, staff and faculty across campus are signing on to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s Run for the Cure, Sunday, October 2, on Windsor’s riverfront. The foundation has launched a challenge to Canada’s colleges and universities, inviting them to compete with other institutions in an effort to maximize fundraising to support its vision of creating a future without breast cancer.

Josh Paglione, director of student life for the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, hopes to draw representation from every club to his team.

“Whether they run or walk, our intention is to involve students in this important cause,” he said. “Every family has been touched by cancer – let’s work to eliminate it.”

It’s a point touched on by Alan Wright, vice-provost, teaching and learning, who is also organizing a team.

“We can all identify with efforts to raise funds for cancer research and treatment,” he said. “I think this is a great challenge for the University of Windsor as a community.”

A regular runner himself, he said the sport is generally solitary, and this is an opportunity to generate a team feeling: “We don’t need to win medals to be happy with our performance. I just hope we can raise some money and do Windsor proud.”

He emphasized that the event is scaled to all ages and abilities, and that registrants identify themselves as members of the UWindsor community. When registering, specify National Team Affiliation as “University of Windsor.”

Learn more about the Windsor run here.

Learn more about the Post Secondary Team Challenge here.