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 23 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 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage in Haiti.

The fee to participate in the 5k is $15 and attendees can enjoy live music by Hubie Aschraft. Register at aobringer for a registration form. Anyone who attends or participates can bid on a variety of silent auction items.

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.