High-Heel-A-Thon supports hospital

first_imgJunior Libbie Gilliland sprinted 50 yards in her favorite pair of high heels Monday night. Gilliland, sporting the black heels decorated with silver bells and pearls, took first place in the second annual High-Heel-A-Thon sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon. The proceeds from the race benefit the Riley Hospital for Children, which has 19 locations throughout Indiana. Gilliland said the race is an innovative way to support the hospital’s work. “I did the High-Heel-A-Thon because I have medical conditions,” Gilliland said. “Even though I go to a hospital in the Chicago area, Riley Hospital still holds the same concept. It’s a great way for me to give back.” Dance Marathon president senior Becca Guerin said the High-Heel-A-Thon contributes to the overall goal of the marathon that will be hosted later in the year. Each high-heeled runner paid a $5 entry fee. “The people who ultimately benefit from our fundraisers like the High-Heel-A-Thon are the patients and families of Riley’s Children Hospital,” Guerin said. “It is gratifying to know that the funds we raise will make a direct impact at Riley.” The College hopes to increase its overall contribution to the hospital this year. Last year, the marathon raised over $63,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital, Guerin said. “This year, our monetary goal is to increase last year’s total by 20 percent,” she said. Juniors Kate Kellogg and Liz Kraig, co-executives for Dance Marathon fundraising, planned the race. “It’s a fun event to get the campus excited about Dance Marathon,” Kellogg said. “The idea is just to create awareness throughout the year. The High-Heel-A-Thon works perfectly in the ‘classy and fabulous’ atmosphere of Saint Mary’s.” Junior Nora Quirk finished second and junior Sarah Feeley took third. Students who attended to watch the event were aware of the impact made at Riley Children’s Hospital. Junior Christina Barra said many members of the College support the Dance Marathon in some way. “Dance Marathon is a great cause,” Barra said. “It’s great to see all the support from the Saint Mary’s community.”last_img read more

Preview: Hearts could be pushed into relegation zone

first_imgThough attention will be on the long title race this weekend, the final Glo Premier League games of 2012 would also focus on the relegation scrap.Both ends of the table continue to produce interesting twists and turns and the dramatic last weekend is expected to be no different from the start of the league.The competition heads into the penultimate stage of the first round with matches on Saturday and Sunday.Two fixtures will come on Saturday as Wa All Stars who are struggling to move clear of the bottom ranks of the table welcome AshantiGold to the Wa Park.The Blues, at home will be challenging for all three points while a win for the Miners could lift them into the top four before the next day matches.Real Tamale United sitting at the foot of the table and winless in 13 matches could steal a win finally at the Baba Yara Stadium against Liberty Professionals who were 5-1 winners over Berekum Chelsea on Boxing Day. On Sunday, Hearts of Oak who are two points clear of the drop could be sent into the relegation zone if they fail to win their last league match before the turn of the year.The Phobians, winless in their last five consecutive games meet with Medeama at the Accra Sports Stadium and a defeat could push them down if Tema Youth win at home.New Edubiase will host leaders Aduana Stars at the Gyamfi Park while Chelsea entertain Amidaus Professionals at the Golden City Park.The Kumasi derby will see Asante Kotoko attempt to continue their climb up the table when they battle King Faisal.Tema Youth caught up in the relegation fight will take on Berekum Arsenals at the Tema Stadium. After two successive defeats, Ebusua Dwarfs will try to get it right when Heart of Lions comes visiting at the Robert Mensah Stadium.last_img read more