USF Formula for Life benefitting malnourished infants

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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Formula for Life benefitting malnourished infants

(April 8, 2011) – Runners and walkers will toe the line to help malnourished Haitian infants in the third annual University of Saint Francis Formula for Life 5k run/walk and silent auction on Sunday, April 17 beginning at 1 p.m. at Hutzell Athletic Center. The event raises money to purchase baby formula and cereal for underfed Haitian infants, many of them orphaned.

Founded in 2009 by then-USF student Cortney Shepard, the service-based, student-led campaign is a yearlong student effort. Last year’s event drew over 200 people and garnered over $6,000 to send to Haitian child care facilities as needs there unfold. The fund provided a recent shipment of 3,600 meals of toddler cereal and 7,680 meals of formula for starving babies, with reserves to serve many more yet to be identified.

Runners/walkers will register beginning at 12:30 p.m., when the music and silent auction bids will begin and continue throughout the end of the run/walk. When all participants have finished the course, lunch will be served.

The cost to participate is $15 per person or $12 per person for families of three or more, which includes lunch. The first 200 runners/walkers to register will receive free event t-shirts. Access to Hutzell Athletic Center is off Leesburg Road bordering the east side of the south campus.

To find out more about the Formula for Life mission and hear success stories, contact Jason Gaisford at or Dr. Amy Obringer at 399-7700, ext. 8210.

For additional information, contact Lynn Altevogt, Formula for Life campus leader, at (260) 704-2108 or


The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.


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