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Student club raising awareness about Down syndrome
10-17-12

SSDA is sponsoring a movie on Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m. in IH.
The Misericordia University Students Spreading Disability Awareness Club is sponsoring a movie to raise awareness about Down syndrome on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m. in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall as part of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The event is open free to the public.

Members of the Students Spreading Disability Awareness Club also manned an informational table in the Banks Student Life Center that offered pamphlets of information about the genetic condition. The student club will also be scheduling more informational sessions during the academic year to raise awareness about other conditions.

Founded and Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy in 1924, Misericordia University is Luzerne County’s first four-year college and offers 36 academic programs on the graduate and undergraduate levels in full- and part-time formats. For more information about Misericordia University, please log on to www.misericordia.edu or call (570) 674-6400.

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Students involved in the Misericordia University Students Spreading Disability Awareness Club are working to raise awareness about Down syndrome in October by holding several events on campus. Students, from left, Jenny Martin, an occupational therapy major from Franklin Lakes, N.J.; Christina Liuzzi, an occupational therapy major from Sewell, N.J., and Nicole Noss, a medical imaging major from Bloomsburg, Pa., recently manned an informational table on campus and have scheduled a movie on Oct. 25.