CAC Mile of Dimes

2016 Central Arizona College PBL Fundraiser

March of Dimes—Prematurity Awareness

“Wear Purple Competition”

A fund drive event for the March of Dimes to support their efforts to end prematurity world-wide.  We chose to hold a contest that allowed donators to “vote” for their favorite staff member by their donations of dimes (or any money) into the collection boxes.  Staff members were asked to wear a purple outfit to support MOD and their photos were attached to donation boxes and info/progress boards.  Donation boxes were available to staff and students in the Computer Lab, with candy and stickers to entice our donators. Katie and Alma also circulated throughout the campus with our donation display to present a face-to-face opportunity for donors to participate.  The competition was active from 11/11 to 11/17.

On Thurs. 11/17 the winner was announced at a modest event in the M building plaza. Winner:  Beverley Robinette with a total of $37+ dollars.  She was awarded a gift basket containing a Harkin’s movie package—2 movie tickets, 2 loyalty cups and a loyalty tee-shirt.  Thank-you Harkin’s Theater.

Final total of donations:  $113+change

Noteworthy Notes:  Mark Creech developed an ongoing funding page at  Donations to MOD Charity in CAC PBL’s name will be available for many more months at this website.

Primary organizers—Linda Friedel, Katie, Alma, Debby, Yvette, and Support of the full Business Club. Mark Creech provided MOD materials to support and reinforce the event

  • Wear Purple  Participants       
  • James Cadena, Business Div.
  • Linda Friedel, Business Div.
  • Beverley Robinette, Campus Police
  • Amanda Lujan-Rodrigues
  • Sherry Freedman,                                                                          ,