Students Boost Ronald McDonald House Charities Drive

Wins area college division challenge

In a noble competition with no losers, students from Central Methodist University outpaced those from four other area institutions to help support construction of the new Ronald McDonald House project in Columbia.

Led by the work of CMU Greek Life students, Central Methodist University compiled over 2,500 points in the "2013 Raising the Roof" challenge to help build the new Ronald McDonald House in Columbia. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri serves as a home-away-from-home for families of sick or injured children receiving medical care in Columbia.

Central Methodist accumulated over twice as many points as runner-up Moberly Area Community College's School of Allied Health in Mexico, Mo. William Woods University was next, followed by Westminster College and Stephens College.

CMU students sponsored a 5K race and also held a raffle, raising nearly $1,000 for the cause, according to Joy Flanders, CMU director of student success. Those were the primary activities CMU held in support of the Raising the Roof campaign.

Wendy Slagle Sheehan, a 1987 graduate of Central, was on campus this past week to present a trophy and her thanks to CMU for its work on the project. She is the volunteer coordinator and development officer for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri.

Central Methodist students are already planning another 5K race in the fall to generate additional support for the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, Flanders noted.


Originally posted May 03, 2013



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