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  • Cleveland Campus Participates in the Fight for Air Walk to Benefit American Lung Association

    Congratulations are in order for the "Remington Racers" from our Cleveland campus for participating in the Cleveland "Fight For Air" Walk on May 21, 2011, and raising an outstanding total of $1,050 for the American Lung Association.

    Not only did the Remington Racers raise an astonishing amount, but their total also ranked them as the ninth-highest non-corporate fundraising team!

    Cleveland Remington Racers Led by the Best
    Remington College - Cleveland Campus Librarian Laurie Green served as the team's captain. She led a team of 20 to collect funds both on- and off-Campus during a "Dress Down Day," as well as through personal donations and sponsorships of the walk participants.

    At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, the Remington Racers gathered at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland to walk in the name of "fighting for air." Of the 20 who collected sponsorship funds, 14 participated in the walk. The Remington Racers chose to walk either a one-mile or three-mile track, which took them through the downtown Cleveland area and was bustling with activities and supporters.

    The Taste of Victory - Remington Racers Encourage Friendly Competition and Win Lunch
    When asked how she felt about her team's performance, Ms. Green commented, "We challenged Cleveland, we claimed we would raise more money, and we did!"

    The Remington Racers also won a lunch catered by Bubba's Q - a World Famous BBQ restaurant and caterer that even President Obama has mentioned appreciating from time to time.

    Special recognition goes out to the following walk participants for collecting more than $100 per walker:

    • Laurie Green, Campus Librarian
    • Yolanda Shaffer, Business Office Management
    • Kristen Niedzalkowski, Medical Assisting
    • Diana Walls, Criminal Justice


    The event was sponsored by the American Lung Association, and the funds collected by the walkers will go toward research, education, and advocacy of the association that works to improve lung health and prevent lung disease.

    Remington Racers from left to right:
    The back two rows: Brittnei Armstrong (MA), Melissa Serrano (CJ & NTHS President), Diana Walls (CJ), Paula Jackson (CJ and NTHS Vice-President), Jamie Gosling (MAX & new NTHS member), Kristen Niedzalkowski (MA), Eve Nicholson (Yolanda's sister), Laurie Green (Librarian, NTHS Advisor & Team Captain), and Yolanda Shaffer (BOM).

    Second row: Kali Gosling (Jamie's daughter), Ashley Floyd (Kali's friend), and Dorothy Hardges-Sipp (Pharm. Tech).

    Kneeling in front are Leah Barney (ET grad) and Lauren Thomas (CJ).

    Other participants from our team included YaTanya Humphrey and Ebony Hale, (both MAX students), Brian Clark (Extern Coordinator), and Tierra Williams (Career Services). Samantha Elder (BOM grad) and Ayanna Williams (MA) both collected money.