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USF Students Hosting 5k To Help Haiti Orphans

Students from the University of Saint Francis are holding a 5k run/walk and silent auction on Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m. in the Hutzell Center on the USF campus, 2701 Spring Street, to raise funds to support orphaned children in Haiti. The Formula for Life 5k is open to all levels of runners and walkers and families are welcome. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage in Haiti.

The fee to participate in the 5k is $15 and K105 will be providing music and broadcasting live. K105 will also be offering a special prize packet just for Formula for Life participants. On Saturday, April 16, participants are invited to a special pasta dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., where they can also pick up their prize packet in advance and get a sneak peek at the silent auction items. The dinner is included in the $15 registration fee. Register at aobringer for a registration form.

Formula for Life was created by USF graduate Cortney Shepard after a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2007 where she encountered newborns and infants in dire need of nutrition. Deeply moved by the experience, she began raising funds to send infant formula to Haiti, where even more children were in need. Her work gained momentum on the USF campus and evolved into a university-wide campaign named Formula for Life.

For more information about Formula for Life, visit and like Formula for Life on Facebook.