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Penn State DuBois Students Participate in Hospice Fundraiser

10/11/2010 —

Clearfield – Students from the Penn State DuBois Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program recently volunteered during a major fundraising event for Clearfield Hospital Hospice.  The annual Chili Bowl is the organization's largest fundraiser, and brings contestants from the community together to enter their chili in the competition held at the Clearfield County fairgrounds.   


The PTA students entered the cooking contest with sponsorship from Dr. Douglas Yingling of Clearfield. Other students assisted in handing out chili samples and collecting monetary donations for hospice. Students also assisted in housekeeping duties such as emptying trash, and sold raffle tickets for the 50/50 and prize baskets.


Besides helping to raise money for a good cause, Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education for the PTA program, Stephanie Russell, said they learned important lessons as well.   She said, "They recognized the need to work together as a team, and recognized the need for effective communication in a project.  It also gave them experience organizing tasks for effective outcomes."


Chili Bowl Participants



Pictured are participating students. In back, left to right: Greg Wehler, Jeremy Long, Paul Kelly, Ted Wozneak.


In front, left to right: Jennifer Allison, Karen Kane, Mellissa Galbo, Rochelle Tettis, Lindsay Micale.

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