The Kupkakes for Kris committee raises money every year to help families who are battling cancer. On Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m., the group hosted its event, “Light the Night” in the quad to honor those suffering or who have passed away from cancer.
The event allowed students and faculty to decorate a paper lantern in honor of someone they know who has suffered from or is suffering from cancer.
Once the bags were decorated, committee members placed them along the sidewalk of the quad with a candle inside to create a reverent and peaceful scene.
The “Light the Night” event accepted donations, but was mainly an awareness event for the upcoming 5K on Sunday, April 13.
Students and community members can register online for the race.
This year, running and walking are not the only activities available. There will be a DJ and other fair activities to participate in.
Liz Rachlin, vice president of PRSSA and head of Kupkakes for Kris, Shippensburg University Committee said, “It was a great event to kick off the 5K race next week.
“A lot of people came to decorate bags for people that they knew who passed away from cancer or who have cancer.”
The Kupkakes for Kris committee is part of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). PRSSA members have a chance to plan and promote an event for a charitable cause.