Central Michigan University wrapped up their two-week long hat and fundraising drive on April 30th. The final count came to more than 250 hats and over $15,000 for children fighting cancer.
The event was organized by staff member Susie Rood who lost her mother to cancer. Groups from all over the school took part in the event. People in Health Professions crocheted hats, while another group knitted hats and even included a friendly competition. A staff members 85-year-old mother knit 25 beautiful soft hats, made with love. Members of the baseball and softball team got involved and donated, feeling particularly connected to the cause as they are never without hats. Even the President of the University, a cancer survivor, sent out a message to the school encouraging everyone to give back.
Posters publicizing the event were put up around campus honoring one vice president, two deans, one counselor, one faculty/teacher and two students, all who fought cancer.
Hats will be donated to the University of Michigan Pediatric Cancer Center.