April, 2014

Sheridan Athletic Therapy Students Paint Sheridan Pink

Sheridan’s AT Society met at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year to plan the year’s events. We decided to do a couple of fundraisers to help spread awareness of those causes, as well as promote AT in the community. Contact was made with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to plan spreading awareness and doing fundraising in February. We chose three events to “paint Sheridan College pink”.

One event was to set up an information and donation table in Sheridan’s student union building with pamphlets and other information to share with students walking by, such as how to do a self-breast exam and why early detection is important. (Picture: 4th year AT students Laurel Calhoun, Eliza Butler, Stephanie Koutsoukis, and Jessica Pemberton spread breast cancer awareness.)

Another event was Rugby 4 a Cure. An indoor, co-ed, touch rugby game was played in dresses at the Davis Campus between the men’s and women’s varsity rugby teams, as well as a couple of AT students. The guys were a little hesitant to show off their attire, but once one or two of the men’s players strutted around in their dresses, a sense of calm and humour settled the gym and a fun game of rugby ensued. Maria Evelina Moniz, Julie Swift, Diane Assaly, and Emilie Bonneville are a few individuals the rugby teams participated for.

The last event that was organized was a friendly competition between AT years to raise the most money. This also included the athletic therapy clinic supervisor’s (Nicole Difilippo and Melissa Dobson) participation of collecting funds during February. The 4th year class raised the most, which gave them the prize of picking one professor to dress up (Mike Recine pictured to the right)! Mike was a great sport being dressed up at 8AM and teaching until 2PM in the fancy attire the 4th years brought to him. Overall, AT Society had a lot of fun spreading awareness and fundraising for a serious cause, raising over $1,000.00 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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