Confections for a Cause Raises More Than $1,400 for Ovarian Cancer Research

Posted on 10/5/2015 10:03:16 AM

The fifth annual Confections for a Cause event again surpassed previous years in the amount of money raised. Our 2015 event raised $1,409 to support the research efforts of the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation! The fundraiser is organized each year by the Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education and Disability Services in memory of relatives of faculty, staff, and students who have faced this disease.

2015 Ovarian cancer fundraiser table of foodThe 2015 Confections for a Cause event was held on September 21 in Davis Hall, with sweet treats prepared and donated by faculty, staff, students, and community members. The event was organized by Vickie Johnson, Celia Barber, and Shari Robertson and was staffed by many students from the IUP chapters of the following organizations:

  • 2015 Ovarian cancer fundraiser student helpersNational Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Audiology Student Association (ASA)
  • Sign Language Club
  • Best Buddies

2015 Ovarian cancer fundraiser Vickie JohnsonThe money raised will go to the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation, which seeks to raise awareness of the disease, find an early detection test for ovarian cancer, and find improved treatments for the disease. 

Once again, the event was a huge success thanks to the IUP community!