All students were able to participate in this run that will start at the SUB courtyard. The 2.5-kilometre run will be around the campus.
This year the FSU will be raising funds for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Christine Bélanger the FSU advocacy and communications coordinator explained what this event is all about
“This is one of our annual events that we raise money for charity, so all of the proceeds from ticket sales and if anybody wants to do a pledge form or anything, they can pledge to donate to a charity of the year, which is Mothers Against Drunk Driving.”
Bélanger further explained why the FSU decided on MADD as this year’s charity of choice.
“We thought that it was interesting to kind of look at a charity that would focus on students and how students are impacted. So we looked at different charities and everyone in the office got to contribute an idea of which charity they wanted, so we looked at who it personally impacts in the office and everything and we decided MADD,” Bélanger said. “Anything from alcohol or substance abuse to texting and driving, which is a really big focus on our generation right now. Especially with the students coming out of high school, it’s a really big focus. So we chose [MADD] because especially they’ll bring in awareness activities for our students to do as well.” This will be the first time this event will raise money for MADD. Previous charities the FSU has raised money for include the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Jumpstart and Shinerama.
The Paint Party will be outside in the SUB courtyard, weather permitting. The party includes a DJ, paint being shot off the stage, LED furniture, dancing and more.