Kupkakes for Kris is a non-profit organization in honor of cancer fighter Kris Green. Kris was a member of the Central Pennsylvania public relations community and served as a crucial member. Kris Green started to experience pain in her back in October of 2009, not to long after she was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. She went through treatment but unfortunately it began to spread and her battle ended on October 5, 2010. Because Kris fought with bravery and strength we honor her today.
Shippensburg University’s Public Relations Student Society of America hosted a 5K run/walk in honor of her courage, and to provide affected families with financial assistance for medical bills and treatment. Shippensburg held the Kupkakes for Kris 5K on Sunday April 14, 2013. The event had 30 participants running and walking the race on Sunday morning. The race was a mapped out route around the Shippensburg University campus.
The organization received generous donations from Volvo Construction, Subway, Before and After Cafe, D’lish Bakery, Planet Fitness, Select Diner, and Sheetz. Volvo Construction gave a donation of $600, which really helped make this race possible. We also recognized two Shippensburg alumni Dustin Lowry and Mariah Mahlendorf for donating $175.
The first runner to cross the finish line was Ryan Warner, and he received a gift card to Select Diner. The second and third runners to cross were Michael D’Archy and Ken Renfrew and they both received a gift card to Before and After Cafe.
The overall earnings made from Kupkakes for Kris was $970. All of the money will be donated to the foundation. Kupkakes for Kris are proud of the money that they’ve raised and can’t thank their runners and their donations enough. The earnings and number of runners from this year’s race was an improvement from last year, and they hope that it will continue to increase each year.