HawkTrot Run For Breast Cancer October 2nd

The Roger Williams University Inter-Class Council (ICC) 2023 will sponsor the HawkTrot Charity Run for Breast Cancer, which will take place Saturday Oct. 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
According to ICC 2023 President Samantha Gregory, the run is two miles long and begins on the Commons quad.
“The run will take place around campus beginning and ending at the Commons quad under a pink balloon arch,” said Gregory. “The loop begins from the quad and goes from there towards the back of GHH and down to the sailing center and all along the shell path, eventually coming back up by the Bayside parking lot, past commons, and back to the quad. The full run will be two laps of this route to complete about two total miles.”
The run is to raise money for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation based in Pawtucket.
Gregory said the foundation “has the mission of providing free access to wellness and education information for all those affected by cancer. They are also a resource for those who need emotional support because of breast cancer; both for those diagnosed and those who have loved ones diagnosed with the disease.”
Gregory also said the ICC chose to raise money for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation partly because they liked their mission.
“We really liked how they were a local and well-known organization in Rhode Island,” said Gregory. “We knew for sure we wanted to partner with them after their enthusiastic response when we initially reached out about the possibility, and their mission was something all of us really support and want to contribute to.”
Runners that want to participate have to pay $5 that is donated when registering through the University Tickets link that can be found on Hawklink and the ICC 2023 Instagram page (@rwuicc2023). People who do not want to walk/run but still support the foundation can purchase $3 pink RWU bracelets for sale at the event.
In addition, Gregory said breast cancer pins, signs and symptoms cards and pink lemonade will be free for all those who stop by or participate in the event.
Attendants are encouraged to wear white shirts at the run.
“Pink colored powder will be thrown at runners throughout the course and we encourage all participants to wear white shirts for maximum pink powder effect,” said Gregory. “We encourage any and all pink accessories to be worn as well.”
Wearing pink is important to this Saturday’s run and the cause it supports.
“We hope that by having all students wear pink in some way or another, our campus can be seen as a unified group that supports the research being done to end breast cancer and to provide care and compassion for all those affected by it,” said Gregory.
More information about the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation can be found at the following link to their website: https://www.gloriagemma.org/about-us