October 08, 2012

NDSU Women's Basketball Volunteers at 61 for 61

The North Dakota State women's basketball team recently volunteered at the 61 for 61 event, which benefits the Roger Maris Cancer Center.

For 20 years, 61 for 61 has become a tradition in the Fargo-Moorhead area which raises funds to support cancer care, research, and survivorship at the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center. The enthusiasm and the financial support of donors from all over the Midwest has provided a better experience for the thousands of patients who walk through the door of the Roger Maris Cancer Center every year: From coffee and snacks for patients and families, to massages and education, to toys and amenities in the Pediatric Oncology department. These funds have helped establish the Nurse Navigator program, the Genetics and Risk Assessment programs, the Embrace Cancer Survivorship program, the Bottles of Hope program, and many other initiatives. Donations have also helped support the tremendous amount of clinical research being conducted to benefit patients. These services, which improve and enrich the experience of patients and families at Roger Maris Cancer Center, have been made possible through philanthropy.

EIU Head Coach & Swimmer Support Brother at Olympics

Eastern Illinois head swimming coach Elliot McGill
It was Day 7 of their family vacation this summer.

A friend of a friend was letting the McGill family stay at their house in London.

The first six days of the trip had gone well so far, but it became surreal for Elliott McGill, the Eastern Illinois University head swimming coach, when he came down for breakfast Sunday morning.

Elliott’s younger brother Tyler won an Olympic gold medal the night before as part of the United States 400-meter medley relay.

Oakland Post Highlights OU's Hutton

As a child, Brittni Hutton remembers cleaning the house with her siblings, blaring the radio and sliding across the freshly mopped floor in socks. It was work, but she made it fun.

Hutton, a student-athlete running in cross-country and the president of Student Video Productions, applies the same principle to her busy life.