SRU students raise $800 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


March 19, 2019

A team of Slippery Rock University students raised more than $800 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the LLS's Race to Anyplace event at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Nine students biked a combined 239 miles in 15-minute heats on stationary spinning cycles with each heat maintaining an average speed of 45 miles per hour. The team, called "Scott's Tots," raised money from friends and family, winning the Friends and Family division and placing third overall.

Proceeds from the event benefitted the LLS, the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

SRU students on "Scott's Tots" included:

· Samantha Balaj, a senior exercise science major from Akron, Ohio.

· Meghan Bastyr, a senior exercise science major from Venetia.

· Ryan Bastyr, a sophomore biology major from Venetia.

· Sylvia Edwards, a junior exercise science major from Monroeville.

· Sarah Perez, a junior early childhood education major from Allison Park.

· Tyler Pruett, a senior dual major in finance and economics from Twinsburg, Ohio.

· Lance Savidge, a senior exercise science major from Kempton.

· Dom Teolis, a senior finance and economics major from Ellwood City.

· Nicholas Wilcox, a junior biology major from Tidioute.