Campus community dresses C.A.S.U.A.L. to support colon cancer awareness project

The project was organized by Emma Mulhern.
More than two-dozen members of the Misericordia University campus community, including President Michael MacDowell and his wife, Tina, took part in the 10th anniversary of C.A.S.U.A.L. Day (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) sponsored by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

Organized by staff member Emma Mulhern, the supporters purchased and wore black shirts with a bright blue cancer ribbon or a blue ribbon pin on March 21 to raise money and awareness about the importance of screening and early detection of colon cancer. Colon and rectal cancers are among the most frequently diagnosed cancers in areas of Northeast Pennsylvania, with incidence rates in some areas as high as 23 percent above the national average.


Members of the Misericordia University campus community took part in the 10th anniversary of C.A.S.U.A.L. Day to raise awareness about colon cancer. Participating in the event, first row from left, are Joann Newell, facilities; Angela Evans, health center director; Kim Spencer, student financial services; Emma Mulhern, facilities; Kathy Pesta, student financial services; Carol Fahnestock, office of the president; and Judy Cudo, development/cultural events; second row, Sylvia Maas, student financial services; Brenda Nowalis, office of service-learning; Tina MacDowell, first lady; Vicki Austin, Bourger Women with Children program; Jim Bebla, development; Dave Johndrow, Jr., information technology; Paul Nardone, business administration faculty/Center for Adult and Continuing education; Marianne Tucker Puhalla, marketing communications; Michael A. MacDowell, president; Lisa Malcolm, development; and Jennifer Drouse, business administration. Missing from photo: Diane Hopkins, Sheryl Goss, Anita Yurek, Theresa Thomas and Doreen Fronzoni.