ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Once again, the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) successfully planned and created one of the biggest private cheering sections at the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk for the Cure. The event, which took place Sunday, October 27, in St. Petersburg, Fla, marked the fifth consecutive year that the Lions have joined the cause.
Each walker who participated in the three-day walk for the cure individually raised $2,300 to be donated directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and Saint Leo students and staff lined up near the end of the walk to cheer the walkers on nearing the enjoy of their three-day journey.
The Saint Leo cheering section stood outside on the third and final day of the walk, and by the time each participant passed the section of students, walkers had already walked nearly 57 miles and were almost to the finish line. The cheering section included over 100 student-athletes, coaches, and staff.
“When you think about cheering on a breast cancer walk, you may not think much of it,” said sophomore men’s golfer and S.A.A.C. Vice President, Ryan Connors. “But when you’re there being a part of something great and you see the looks on people’s faces who appreciate you for coming out to support, you can’t help but to enjoy it.”
Unfortunately, the 2013 year marks the last time that the Lions will be able to participate as a cheering section in the walk, as the Susan G. Komen foundation will no longer host the three-day in the Tampa Bay area.
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