Thursday, Dec. 10th, Dowdy Student Stores and their vendor, Perfect Promotions & More of Apex, NC presented three checks from the sales of t-shirts benefitting specific causes this fall.
Thursday morning, physicians and staff from the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center were presented a check for $2,124 to benefit the Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund, and a check for $2,124 was presented to Ms. Katrina Combs, manager of the McConnell-Rabb Hope Lodge of Greenville. These funds were from sales of Pirate Cancer Awareness T-shirts sold during October at ECU Dowdy Student Stores and the Medical Bookstore at Brody School of Medicine.
The McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge of Greenville is part of the American Cancer Society’s program providing no-cost temporary housing to patients and their caregivers while undergoing cancer treatments at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center and Vidant Hospital.
The Pink Ribbon Fund assists local breast cancer patients at the Leo Jenkins Cancer Center, a joint venture of the ECU Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Hospital.
Later that morning, a check for $4,788 was presented to the ECU Distinguished Military Society to benefit ROTC Scholarships at East Carolina University. The presentation was made at the Freedom Wall to Dr. Steve Duncan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Military Programs and Dr. Glen Gilbert, Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance. These funds were generated from sales of ECU Military Appreciation t-shirts during the month of November at the Dowdy Stores as well as at the football stadium.
Stephen McFadden, Vice President of Perfect Promotions and More, of Apex, NC was the vendor of the t-shirts and was instrumental in the venture. McFadden is an ECU Alumnus who enjoys giving back to the University through projects such as this.
More than 1000 of each of the shirt styles were sold, and according to Dowdy Student Stores Director Bryan Tuten, they plan on running both of these programs again next year.
Dowdy Student Stores is owned and operated by the University.