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Cornhole 4 Cancer Tournament Shows Great Success

Monday, April 08, 2013

Pittsburgh - Five cornhole sets, 250 slices of pizza, and the desire to raise money for charity attracted over 120 students to John Jay Gym the tournament, which raised $550 dollars for the American Cancer Society recently.

The bothers of Alpha Chi Rho (AXP) hosted the tournament in hopes to help others overcome the battle of cancer while increasing students’ awareness of cancer in an enjoyable way.

Derrick Wells, philanthropy chair for AXP, spearheaded the idea.

“We really wanted to do this event because we knew it was something we could have fun with and it was for a great cause. The American Cancer Society is one of our philanthropies and some of our brother’s, including myself, have lost loved ones battling cancer, so it really hit home with us,” said Wells. 

For 100 years, the ACS has been saving lives by living up to their slogan, “Helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.” Each year they host hundreds of seminars, programs, services and events to help patients all across the nation. The ACS works with patients battling all kinds of cancer, educating them on signs, symptoms, treatments and side effects of various diseases.  

To learn more about the American Cancer Society, click here

ABOUT ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.