by William Corsi
OSWEGO, N.Y.– The Great Pumpkin Run lived up to its name this year by raising money for a great cause. Members of the Oswego community came out on Saturday, October 14th, to participate in the 11th annual Great Pumpkin Run 5k and walk. The event was hosted by SUNY Oswego’s fitness centers and served as fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Donations of five dollars were accepted at check in.
According to their website, the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s mission is to “save lives by meeting the most critical needs in their communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.”
The race began at Hewitt Ballroom and continued around the campus for 3.1 miles. Some runners managed to complete the race in under twenty minutes while other participants chose to walk. Race winner Joe DeBona said finishing the race at 19 minutes and 17 seconds was his best record so far in college.
For more information or to donate to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, visit https://ww5.komen.org/.