Sun. Jan 23rd, 2022

On Sunday, March 23, Sigma Iota Epsilon hosted their second annual Color Out Cancer 5k. Their mission was to help raise funds for Horse Power for Life, a local non-profit cancer organization that functions to help improve the quality of lives for individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with cancer. The organization serves as a therapeutic release for individuals by providing them with a 16-week educational program.

Sigma Iota Epsilon, the Management Major Honors Society at West Chester University, designed this run or walk event in previous years and has carried it through to present day. “We try to tie our charity events in with theirs, and try to correlate and make a bond with each other,” stated Scott Meeker, president of Sigma Iota Epsilon.

The run took place around the beautiful campus of West Chester University to give a full 360-degree view; their goal was to keep it campus-oriented. Their event was very successful and was “right about last year with about 80 or so students,” said Meeker.

The pre-registered participants were full of families, but they had a good share of walkup participants as well; the great Sunday weather and fun atmosphere helped drive their success as well.

Sigma Iota Epsilon’s goal of this event is to keep it community based and add more diversity of the student body.

“We are trying year to year to get more organizations to come out,” stated Meeker.

This event is their key event for the spring semester, and they are planning to “make it an annual event for sure,” expressed Meeker. To aid the event, Sigma Iota Epsilon ordered their own t-shirts and donated gift cards for participants; they also strived to get local businesses to sponsor the event to build brand recognition on campus.

During the event, they had a two-hour open registration window and the actual event lasted from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Though the Color Out Cancer 5k was sufficient with great music, food, and family outreach, the president and co-founder of Horse Power for Life, Shiree Radie, came out to speak as well.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Major Honors Society, they are always accepting new members all year and are always open to adding new members. The requirements are a 3.25 GPA, minimum of 30 credits taken at West Chester University, and you must be a management major. It does not matter if you are a double major.

“We want to grow awareness about it,” and evolve. President Scott Meeker can be reached at SM759984@wcupa.edu for further questions.

Thierra Walker is a second-year student majoring in communications with a minor in creative writing. She can be reached at TW804496@wcupa.edu.

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