AI Students and Faculty Take Part in the Annual Colon Cancer Alliance Run/Walk
July 15, 2017, Toms River, NJ – On July 15, nearly two dozen students, staff, and friends from American Institute’s Toms River campus came together at the Great Walk in Pier Village to take part in the annual Colon Cancer Alliance Undy Run/Walk.
Stacy Chait, Senior Admissions Representative for the Toms River campus, formed the first AI team to participate in the walk after her boyfriend’s father passed away from colon cancer in February 2015. It has become an annual event.
“We do the walk in his memory every year,” Ms. Chait said. “It’s amazing how much support we get from American Institute. Working together, our team raised over $1,000 this year.” Toms River students also contribute to the cause by purchasing the “right” to wear denim to class on “Blue Jean Wednesdays.”
American Institute encourages students and staff to take part in community events and to support causes that touch their hearts. Service is one of the school’s core values, and events like the Undy Run/Walk provide students with an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the community.
“It was great to have so many students and staff being a part of this important day,” said Ms. Chait. “I am so happy that I work for such an amazing organization. I can’t thank my American Institute Family enough for all they do for the walk every year.”