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 firstname.lastname@example.org.