Contact: Jill Rothman, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University, 914-882-8918, firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill Caldwell, Office of Public Information, Pace University, 212-346-1597, email@example.com
October 15, 2004
PACE UNIVERSITY SPONSORS AMERICA’S WALK FOR DIABETES
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, AT RYE PLAYLAND, RYE, NY
WHAT: America’s Walk for Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s signature special events fund-raising campaign. With strong support from the community including sponsorship and corporate teams, this event raises nearly $20 million to find a cure for diabetes and to support the association’s mission.
WHO: Students from all Pace University campuses have joined the Pace team for the walk, under team captain Jill Rothman, nurse educator in the Primary Health Care Associates Department at Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing. A large number of Pace supporters are proudly walking to help the American Diabetes Association fight against diabetes, a disease affecting over 18.2 million Americans. This year’s team has a strong and committed group of freshman students from Valley Dorm on Pace’s Briarcliff campus and from Alpha Lambda Sigma Sorority on the Pleasantville campus.
“It is so important for students to give back,” says Rothman. “Their dedication and strong commitment to support such a worthy cause teaches the importance of helping others. Each student volunteering their time and support is an inspiration to others.”
WHEN: Sunday, October 17, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Rye Playland, Rye, NY
Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It is one of the ten founders of Project Pericles, developing education that encourages lifelong participation in democratic processes. Pace has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and the law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. Approximately 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu