October 21, 2012
After hearing multiple speeches paying tribute to family members who won the battle against breast cancer and reading a student’s report on the experience, a University of Rhode Island faculty member in the Harrington School of Communication and Media decided to rally her 80-plus students to take action.
Crystal Fonseca, a lecturer in the Communication Studies Department, said the young men in the class who opened up and shared such personal stories allowed for a fast and deeply personal relationship among the classmates.
"We felt the need to be a part of something bigger. We decided to put the engaged communication that took place in the classroom into action," Fonseca said.
The students walked in the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Providence, R.I. Sunday, Oct. 21 at 8:15 a.. The students were joined by parents, friends, teammates and coworkers to lace up their sneakers to honor, pay tribute, and raise money to save lives. To foster a sense of teamwork, pink team shirts bearing the Harrington School’s name were worn.
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