AWLS Komen 2016

Association of Women Law Students Raises $1,300 for Susan G. Komen Foundation

November 16, 2016

AWLS 5K 2016

As part of their philanthropic work, Mercer Law's Association of Women Law Students organized several fundraising events for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Central Georgia. To raise $1,332, the group hosted a Pure Barre class, a kickball tournament and a bake sale and they participated in the signature 5K hosted by Komen.

The members of AWLS put a large amount of work into planning, organizing, and publicizing their events. Breast Cancer Chair, Brynn Barber, says, "the entire organization genuinely cares and wants to make a difference when it comes to breast cancer awareness and prevention."

The Susan G. Komen organization is a breast cancer awareness group that raises money for research, education, advocacy, health services, and support services. Central Georgia's Race for the Cure held at Mercer University on Saturday, Sept. 24.

When asked about working with Komen, Kristen Campbell, the co-president of AWLS, says, "One of the reasons we choose Komen for one of our fundraising beneficiaries is because of the overwhelming number of people who are personally affected by or know someone who has or had breast cancer - it is a cause that a lot of people can get behind because it has a personal meaning to them.

Mercer's Association of Women Law Students is one of the largest and most active organizations on campus, and serves to promote the awareness of the advantages and disadvantages women may encounter in the legal profession, support the advancement of women in the legal profession, and serve the community. This was their eighth year of involvement with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.