LAKE ERIE COLLEGE STUDENTS RAISE MONEY FOR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) - Over 50 students, faculty and staff at Lake Erie College walked in memory of a former classmate and professor during a Memorial Heart Walk Festival on Friday, April 28. Over $3,000 was raised for the American Heart Association.
The one-mile heart walk, celebrating the memory of student Heather Stephenson and Professor Bernie Floriani, took place on the Lake Erie College campus followed by a student festival. Jeff Dodge of the American Heart Association assisted in the planning of this event, the proceeds of which will help with funding of lifesaving research and educational programs. All participants who raised $25 or more for the American Heart Association received a t-shirt, and the top fundraiser won an I-Pod shuffle. The event was followed by a Festival which featured a picnic, live music, an obstacle course, sumo-wrestling suits and a rock climbing wall.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education, offering 22 undergraduate majors and master's degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies and international learning opportunities for students. For more information about the College, call 800/533-4996 or visit the website at www.lec.edu.