This past weekend, the Emmanuel College community consisting of Students, Faculty, and Alumni were able to join together to raise money for Colon Cancer research and awareness. The event called “Get Your Rear in Gear” was held at Carson Beach in Boston, where participants could either Run or Walk a 5K. Several current students who are part of the Emmanuel College Community Outreach Club helped set up the event and distribute water to runners passing by. The day was quite a success, the weather was spectacular and the Emmanuel College community was able to honor Dr. Christine Jaworek-Lopes, who lost her life to this devastating disease. Dr. Jaworek-Lopes was a former Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics, and touched the lives of many people during her time at Emmanuel College. The Emmanuel College faculty and alumni participated in this race, with the hope of spreading awareness and increasing colon cancer screenings. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. And with the fantastic support from the Emmanuel College community, we will be able to continue honoring Dr. Jaworek-Lopes memory and help change the statistics of this horrible disease.
~Molly Keane ’22