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Podcast Episode #32 Features Discussions on Two Non-Profit Organizations

The Overcame Foundation and Colleges Against Cancer are discussed

By Paul Miller

Knightly News Co-Adviser

The Knightly News Podcast is pleased to release episode #32, where we welcome Communication Alumna Jade Harper, who is also the co-founder of the Overcame Foundation, and Kristin Fike, co-adviser to the Colleges Against Cancer Club at Central Penn College.

The Overcame Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves the cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore, and was created by Harper and Leonard Chester, also a Central Penn alum.

Chester will be featured on next week’s podcast, with a Q & A session with several Knightly News Members.

The foundation serves in several types of outreach in these communities, including mentorship programs, assistance for the homeless, and a focus on the arts for young people.

Harper commented, “I started playing the violin in second grade, and played almost until I came to college.  When I came back to Baltimore (after college), I noticed those programs were not there.  But there are so many talented youth around every city that do not have that platform.”

Harper also discussed the importance of social media for non-profit organizations and how the community service requirement at Central Penn assisted in her wanting to give back to the community.

To find out more about the Overcame Foundation:  http://www.theovercamefoundation.org/

Harper and Chester were on campus for a special Common Hour presentation, which can be viewed here.

In our second segment, the podcast is joined by Internship Coordinator Kristin Fike, who is also the co-adviser for the Colleges Against Cancer Club at Central Penn.

During the show, Fike talks about the initiatives of the club, including their recent participation in the Relay for Life in Harrisburg, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Bras Across Campus.

Fike pointed out how being a part of the club could allow students to give back to the fight of the terrible disease, but also as a way for students to become involved in the community.

Fike also discusses her reasoning for being a part of the club, as she lost someone at a young age who was very close to her.

If you would like more information about joining the Colleges Against Cancer Club, you can contact kristinfike@centralpenn.edu.

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CPC Colleges Against Cancer Participating in Relay for Life Friday

You can still sign up, help and buy a memorial candle!

By Christine Hoon

Media Club Reporter

Central Penn’s Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) Club will be in a Relay for Life race on Friday at Susquehanna Township High School, 3500 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. The event begins at 6 p.m.

The club was in the race last year, and members said they were excited to come back this year.

They said they are also excited to participate in the luminaria memorial ceremony, which will start around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

The Relay for Life race will last from 6 p.m. Friday evening to noon on Saturday, but participants don’t have to stay the whole time, organizers said.

According to Kristin Fike, Central Penn CAC co-advisor, the Luminaria Ceremony occurs at every Relay For Life event.

“As the sun sets, luminaria lining the track light up the night,” Fike told a Knightly News @ Central Penn staffer by email. “Relay For Life participants, survivors and caregivers then gather to remember loved ones lost to cancer, and to honor those whose fight continues.”

The luminaria are candles in white bags used as memorials. Each bag has a person’s name on it.

CAC members encourage Central Penn folks to help them by joining in the walk, or by donating to the club and the Relay for Life cause.

The club has 10 active members, but always encourages more to join the team.

“If anyone is interested in participating and joining our team (Central Penn Colleges Against Cancer), they would need to register with our team online,” Fike said. “I could provide them the details to do so. Tomorrow (Thursday) would be the last day to register.”

Fike’s office is in Career Services, Bollinger Hall. Her phone number is 717 728-2213, and email kristinfike@centralpenn.edu. Co-advisor Lindsay Knapp is in Admissions, ATEC Suite 301. Her phone number is 717 728-2214, and email lindsayknapp@centralpenn.edu.

Fike and Knapp will be selling luminaria until noon Friday. They are $5 or $10, depending on type.

Central Penn CAC officers say: Come join Colleges Against Cancer! The club meets every other Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in ATEC 204.

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