Pasco-Hernando Community College staff running team and their family members participated in the eighth annual Miles for Moffitt event on Saturday, May 11 in Tampa. More than 7,000 walkers and runners participated, setting an all-time attendance record. The event raised $250,000 for cancer research.
The PHCC runners wore colors representing the cancer that has most affected them. Ana Lopez, Senior Instructional Design Coordinator, wore black in memory of her cousin, Nancy B. Sobrino, who lost her battle with melanoma in 2004 at the age of 29.
Julia Mea, Senior Office Assistant, Teaching-Learning Center, wore light green to represent lymphoma. She is a five-year survivor. Meghan Ongley wore the color of thyroid cancer, light blue, to honor her grandfather and mother (Lisa Wolfson, PHCC Financial Aid Specialist), both survivors of the disease. Bobby Yancy, Computer/Network Support Specialist, wore gold in honor of a niece and nephew and a friend’s child—lost to childhood cancer.
Bob Bade, Associate Dean of Student Activities and Engagement, wore orchid, the color associated with testicular cancer. Bade was diagnosed with testicular cancer two years ago and is in remission. Ed Goolsby, Dean of Workforce Development, wore purple in honor of his former administrative assistant, Rita Birch, and former North Campus faculty, Charlie Dick, who both had pancreatic cancer.