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Saint Mary’s hosts cancer awareness brunch

| Monday, February 16, 2015

Saint Mary’s, along with the participation of the South Bend community, will host its annual Stand Up to Cancer brunch March 1. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Stapleton Lounge in Le Mans Hall.

Club president, senior Christina Hutch, said she believes the event succeeds due to the wide population of people who have had to confront cancer.

“It seems like everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer, whether they have had it, a loved one has had it or they have been a caretaker for someone with it,” Hutch said.

One such volunteer, junior Catherine Smith, said, “My sister passed away two years ago from cancer. So many people around us are affected by it.”

The purpose of the brunch is to celebrate the lives of those touched by cancer, to bring hope to those who have experienced loss from it and to bring the community together for a common cause: working towards a cure. The event will include a catered brunch and a raffle, and admission will be free.

“Saint Mary’s has a mission of preparing women intellectually for their futures and also a mission of social responsibility,” Hutch said. “I think that our club aligns with it through service and community involvement.”

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First year at Saint Mary's College. Double major in English Writing and Philosophy.

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