Grantham University Employees Raise thousands in Support of Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure

Funds will be used to provide breast cancer screenings, education, support and vital research

Kansas City, Mo. – August 15, 2012 – Grantham University, a 61-year-old institution delivering accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world, is proud to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Kansas City, Mo., held on August 12.

This is the fourth consecutive year Grantham has supported the race as a $10,000 Silver Sponsor. In addition to the sponsorship, Team Grantham raised $10,196.68 for Susan G. Komen through a golf tournament and various fund raising events organized by university employees.  A group of 42 Grantham employees participated in the community-wide event at Kansas City’s Union Station.

“Cancer doesn’t discriminate and the Grantham University community has certainly been affected,” said Lori Turec, Grantham’s chief marketing officer. “Nearly 300,000 women and men in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. That’s 300,000 too many in our estimation.”

Grantham’s Race for the Cure planning team raised funds through the golf tournament, bake sales, car detailing, dress down days and a picnic lunch.

“Raising funds for this cause is truly a team effort,” commented Turec. “Grantham is proud to give back to the community by raising money to help provide early detection, support for patients and in research efforts to end breast cancer forever.”

Grantham University’s accredited online degree programs are flexible and portable, allowing students to fit education into their life instead of arranging life around their education. The University offers a variety of associate, bachelor’s and master’s online degrees. For more information on Grantham University and its degree programs, visit: www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.

 

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in online education for the working adult student. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.