S&T students to host ShamRockin’ 5K to increase AIDS awareness

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On February 28, 2012

Students at Missouri University of Science and Technology involved in the Miner Challenge program and the counseling, disability support and student wellness department at S&T are sponsoring a ShamRockin’ AIDS Walk and 5K Run on Saturday, March 10, on the Missouri S&T campus. The event is open to participants of all ages from the area.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the 5K starting at 9 a.m. at the Havener Center. Registration is $20 and forms are available here. All participants in the 5K will receive a wristband and are encouraged to wear red to the event in support of the HIV/AIDS cause.

In its fifth year, Miner Challenge is a week-long alternative spring break program that gives students a chance to help individuals and communities dealing with issues like poverty and homelessness, while developing their own leadership skills. Twenty-two students will participate this year — 10 will spend their spring break in Chicago working with organizations that deal with hunger and HIV/AIDS and 12 will head to Washington D.C. to work at various food banks.

A portion of the proceeds from the ShamRockin’ 5K will benefit Chicago’s Howard Brown Health Center, one of the nation’s largest healthcare organizations to focus on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Miner Challenge is sponsored by the Missouri S&T student life department. For more information, email stulife@mst.edu.

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