The Institute of Production and Recording– Downtown Minneapolis Campus’ Global Citizenship students, headed by Aneesa Adams and Elise Roberts, held a two-day fundraiser as part of a friendly competition against Globe University’s-Downtown Minneapolis to see who could raise more money for cancer. The IPR students, held their event in the 1st Floor Student Commons at IPR on February 25 and February 26. The two classes raised $442.42 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
This event attracted IPR student, staff, and faculty and featured a live acoustic Juke Box. This was a creative idea that required students to make a donation, request a song, and see and hear it performed live.
The IPR students in both Global Citizenship classes were responsible for all of the event planning and were fueled by the desire to win the competition. In order to make the event such a huge success they spent two weeks brainstorming fundraising ideas and contacting local businesses for donations.
The proceeds will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) which is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding and cutting edge treatments for blood cancers. Most of LLS’ funds go to providing patient and community service. The money raised through the fundraiser will go to furthering LLS’ mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
The students learned that a lot of work goes into the logistics of a fundraiser. Through their efforts they realized that working as a team is the key to making it all happen.