Scottsville Campus Raises Funds to Support Center for Courageous Kids
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 [3:43 PM]
Members of the LWC-Scottsville Campus community
present a facsimile check Friday to Center for Courageous Kids
officials. From left: LWC instructor Kris Marowski; CCK volunteer
recruiter Sarah Keltner; CCK Community Relations Director Tim
Turner; LWC Scottsville Campus Director Dorinda Livesay; and LWC
students Jeannie Martin of Adolphus, Ky., Janie Rollin of
Westmoreland, Tenn., Kelly Brewer of Fountain Run, Ky., Lisa Sowers
of Scottsville and Pam Smith of Scottsville.
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. - When Lindsey Wilson College
instructor Kristinna Marowski had her human services and counseling
students do a practicum, they took it to heart.
And thanks to their hard work and imagination, they will help
change a child's life.
On Friday, July 31, the students presented a check for $775.25
for Courageous Kids to sponsor a child for one week at the
nearby camp. The students held a fund-raiser to sponsor a child for
one week at Center for Courageous Kids, a world-class medical camp
that operates solely on donations.
The students raised the money by holding bake sales plus a
massive yard sale on July 25 at the LWC Scottsville Campus.
"A lot of my students have talked about how they have had family
members touched by cancer, so they decided that they wanted to do
something to help a child with an illness by sending one to the
Center for Courageous Kids," Marowski said. "There is just so much
for children there - the Center for Courageous Kids makes the week
a truly magical experience for a child."
As part of her practicum, Lindsey Wilson student Lisa Sowers of
Scottsville spent a week as a counselor at CCK. She was so
impressed by what she saw at the camp that she spent her entire
practicum at the center.
"It was just an amazing experience for me because the facilities
there are just wondering," Sowers said. "What's great about the
Center for Courageous Kids is that everything is focused on the
children. It's just wonderful."
Center for Courageous Kids officials said they were touched by
the Lindsey Wilson students' generosity - and they hope it is the
start of a beautiful friendship between the two institutions.
"The fact that Lindsey Wilson College has embraced CCK is a
testament to their belief that their students can make a
difference," said Stormi Murtie, CCK communications director.
"Their fund-raising efforts on our behalf will directly impact the
brave children who attend our camp as well as provide a nice
partnership between the college and the camp.
"We applaud Lindsey Wilson College for encouraging their
students to embrace the idea that it is important to give back to
your community. And hope the partnership between CCK and Lindsey
Wilson College will continue for many years to come."
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