As part of their philanthropy 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. At the race, the association was recognized as the top team fundraiser and the top school/university division. To raise over $4,000, the group hosted events such as a zumba class, Pink Ribbon Week, a kickball tournament, and a bake sale.
The members of AWLS put a large amount of work into planning, organizing, and publicizing their events. Co-president of the organization, Megan Powers, says that this is because “the entire organization genuinely cares and wants to make a difference when it comes to breast cancer awareness.”
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 was on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Lauren Harris, the Association of Women Law Students philanthropy chair, explains the value of working with the organization, saying that “volunteering with Susan G. Komen has been an extraordinary experience and I could not have imagined dedicating my time to any other organization over the past couple of months.”
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 fifth year of involvement with the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure.