Cadets for a Cure at The Citadel present Kiki Cooper (front left), MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Director of Special Events, with a donation of $8,500. The cadets are members of The Citadel Pre-Health Society, which prepares cadets for medical, dental, or other health-related advanced studies and professions.
Led by Cadet Matt Scalise (back, left), President of the society, the cadets spent months raising the funds which included freshman movie nights, the Race for the Cure. The local chapter of the Komen Foundation produced a special video called “What happens when cadets take over the Race for the Cure.” From set- up to 'racing' to break-down, 70 cadets assisted with the race held October 17 on Daniel Island near Charleston.
"This semester members of the Citadel Pre-Health Society and their friends gave up much of their precious free time to work for the benefit of breast cancer patients with financial need," said Dr. Kathy Zanin, professor, The Citadel Department of Biology. "They raised money by selling raffle tickets and t-shirts. They woke up at zero-dark-thirty on a Saturday to volunteer at the Race for the Cure. Witnessing the leadership of Matt Scalise during the Cadets for a Cure Campaign has been a great honor for me. Seeing so many Citadel students join forces with Matt to impact the Citadel community, the Komen Foundation, and Hollings Cancer Center has made me very proud. They now understand the true meaning of leadership through service learning, and the joy that can come from helping others."