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Walsh University Service Project

Walsh University Service Project

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Twenty-eight chapter members participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Canton, OH. The event included 208 teams and over 1,300 participants who raised over $100,000. The chapter’s Pink Freud team walked the total 6.9 miles, raised $290, and some were even daring enough to go up the McKinley Memorial Monument stairs!

How long did it take your chapter to plan this event?

This was the second year our team participated in the walk, so there was less preparation needed. We began recruiting members approximately one month prior to the walk.

Did your chapter enjoy this project?

This was a wonderful opportunity to participate in a community event, spread the word about Psi Chi and Walsh University, and donate money to an extremely worthy cause. Thankfully, the weather was much nicer this year—cold, but sunny. The energy at the walk was fantastic!

Do you think your chapter will want to do more events like this in the future?

Yes, I think this event was eye-opening for the Psi Chi members and that they will be very willing to participate in community events like this in the future.

If you were planning the event again, what would you do differently?

Next year we hope to open it up to the entire university rather than just the psychology majors. We’d also like to set up a table to collect additional donations.

Submitted by

Dr. Melisa Barden
Faculty Advisor
Walsh University (OH)

Psi Chi Central Office
651 East 4th Street, Suite 600
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone: 423.756.2044 | Fax: 423.265.1529


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