Saint Mary›s College Dance Marathon, a yearlong fundraising project for Riley Hospital for Children, is hosting a 5-kilometer (5K) race tonight at 6:30 p.m. to raise money for the hospital and to promote the final dance marathon in March. While preregistration took place last week, people can still sign up anytime between 6 and 6:30 p.m. at the race start, which is located by the Saint Mary’s softball fields. Race-day registration costs $5. Any students, faculty or staff from Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross may participate. The event is also open to the public. Senior Amy Tiberi, Dance Marathon president, said the event was part of a growing tradition. “This will be our sixth year doing the 5K,” Tiberi said. The Dance Marathon fundraiser at Saint Mary’s College began eight years ago and the 5K has been a part of the fundraising efforts for a majority of the program’s existence. “[The 5K] used to be called Trots for Tots but we decided to call it FT5K because it is for the kids,” Kate Kellogg, Dance Marathon co-vice president, said. “[The name] really embodies our mission statement and what we stand for.” Tiberi said about 90 people participated in last year’s race. There are currently 85 runners registered, but she said she hopes that number will increase with race-day registration. “Seeing people wearing the 5K T-shirt throughout campus really raises awareness. It’s just really cool to see campus get involved with Dance Marathon,” Kellogg said. As an added incentive to participate, a gift card to a local business will be given to the top three female and male finishers of the race. “I planned this event last year and this year and now I am one of the vice presidents and it’s really cool to see directing and seeing the dynamics [of the 5K],” Kellogg said. Tiberi said Dance Marathon will host other events this fall to raise funds and awareness for Riley. “On Nov. 1, we are having a benefit concert on campus [and] in October we are having dancer registration,” Tiberi said. “I think it’s a great event to come out to because people are exercising and enjoying the great weather …. People would be doing that anyways, so why not do both by supporting a good cause?”
continue reading » 20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A website is now available for credit unions wishing to make a claim to a portion of the Home Depot data breach settlement fund. Claims must be filed by Sept. 14.Credit unions can use the site to file a claim for part of the $25 million settlement fund. Claims can be both to request a fixed payment estimated to be $2 per compromised card and to request an additional award of up to 60% of documented unreimbursed losses experienced between Sept. 1, 2014, and Dec. 31, 2014.CUNA, as well as leagues and credit unions, are among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which stems from a 2014 data breach that compromised 56 million credit and debit cards.
On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.Mr Williams said the three-bedroom timber home was solid and constructed with French doors and windows throughout. The 12m long and 3.5m wide veranda is stunning with views down towards one of two permanent creeks on the property.“At 200ft above sea level the home is situated in the centre of the property, with panoramic views out to the coast,” he said.“Other features include a four-bay powered shed, 38,000L rainwater tank and mature tropical fruit trees such as avocados, mangosteen, citrus, jackfruit and lychees. There are birds and wildlife to spot, plenty of privacy and the opportunity to take advantage of the unique eco-tourism potential.” On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.NESTLED in the foreground of Japoon National Park and Tully Gorge National Park lies a home and sprawling land that will entice even the most hardcore citydweller for a peek at what life could be like.On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.Ray White Mission Beach agent Dick Williams said it was an exciting opportunity to list the idyllic property just 30 minutes from Mission Beach, 15 minutes from Kurrimine Beach and 30 minutes from the business centre of Cassowary Coast capital Innisfail. On 43.3 hectares in the Mission Beach hinterland, 48 Reichardt Rd in the locality of Silkwood comes with its own cool, deep swimming hole fed by the pristine spring waters from the adjoining World Heritage National Park.“The owners have moved onto the coast because they needed more space for cattle. They had a great life bringing up the family there,” he said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“I think it’s really appealing to people from Cairns or the greater region, it’s an escape, something for someone to get to on the weekend — it has a decent home and shed. “It’d be lovely for someone who is locked in Cairns for work to have this place that they can escape to on the weekend.”There are 25 acres of cleared land including a fenced eight-acre and one- acre paddock. Another 15 acres could be cleared with minimal effort. There is also 40 acres of old growth rainforest with Silky Oak and other species.
THE 2020 edition of the Milo Schools Football tournament will kick off this weekend with three matches each today and tomorrow.In the first of the three matches, President’s College will play Queenstown Secondary at noon after which Marian Academy face St Joseph High from 13:45hrs.East Ruimveldt take on St Stanislaus College from 15:30hrs as the last match of the afternoon.Tomorrow, Bishops’ High open the day with a battle against Cummings Lodge with Christianburg Secondary meeting Golden Grove ad 13:45hrs.Lodge Secondary and Ann’s Grove will play the last game of the afternoon.MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH SUPPORT The Ministry of Public Health has once again joined the tournament under its ‘Stop Gender-Based Violence’ Campaign.During a press conference on Thursday, the importance of this campaign was underscored by Senior Health Promotion Officer, Lauren Bancroft.The 2020 Milo Schools Football kicks off at the Ministry of Education ground at noon.“We have seen, in our society a surge of violence and we need to encourage young persons about the importance of having a healthy home, a healthy family environment because overall this will promote a healthier nation. So the message of remembering that we’re all human and we all have a purpose in life and must cherish life, we need to encourage not only the young men, but the young women.”Petra’s co-Director Troy Mendonca believes that the tournament has the right basis to give the campaign much needed light.“But I think now, with what we’ve seen over the past couple of months and maybe a year, I think we should broaden it to stop violence in the whole.“I’m happy that the Petra Organisation tournament is able to provide a platform for the ministry to join with us to eradicate a social ill that we’re faced with, especially at the school level,” Mendonca stated.