SUNY Oswego hosts Walk-A-Thon for United Way

SUNY Oswego is hosting its 22nd annual United Way Walk-A-Thon Oct. 12 on campus.

Each year it is sponsored by Auxiliary Services and is now coordinated by VEGA, a women’s honor society.

All proceeds of the walk will go to United Way of Greater Oswego County and will ultimately benefit various programs within the community.

The 5K walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 12. The $5 registration fee for the walk will be a direct donation to the United Way.

Registration will take place right before the walk at noon in front of Lanigan Hall. There are no pre-registrations.

The first 150 participants to register will receive a free T-shirt.

The walk will circle campus, passing Sheldon Hall during its 100th anniversary year, and the newly opened Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.

At the end of the walk, there will be a drawing for prizes. Supporters who are unable to participate, but wish to contribute, can do so by making a donation online at www.oswegounitedway.org.

“United Way of Greater Oswego County applauds SUNY Oswego students and staff in their volunteer efforts to support the community. Their commitment to the walk-a-thon event has helped to raise awareness of local human needs and the programs that address them,” Lois Luber, resource development director at United Way of Greater Oswego County said.

United Way of Greater Oswego County raises funds from the community each year for specific programs that help thousands of people right here in Oswego County.

United Way of Greater Oswego County, located on South First Street in Oswego, is part of a national network of 1,300 United Ways. Additional information is available at OswegoUnitedWay.org.

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