S.O.C.K and shoes are only things needed to Cycle for a Cure


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S.O.C.K, shoes and a little sweat filled Studio A of the Marshall University Rec Center last night. Members of Students Optimistic for Curing Kids, or S.O.C.K., pedaled for a purpose in their first annual Cycle For A Cure fundraiser event. The organization raised money for West Virginia Cancer Crusaders. The West Virginia Cancer Crusaders provides scholarships and grants to children and their families affected by cancer.

President of S.O.C.K. Jennifer Pruett said the group chose the Rec Center and a spinning class for their event because it was an activity that appealed to a larger audience. Pruett said she hopes events such as Cycle For A Cure sparks student interest in the group and attracts more members.

Club member Holly Bragg said her love for kids attracted her to the organization. “I dealt with cancer in my family and I know how it takes a toll on families,” Bragg said. Bragg and other members take pride in the work S.O.C.K has been able to accomplish so far and the help they have brought to the West Virginia Cancer Crusaders.

S.O.C.K. aims to raise money for their charity through monthly fundraisers that engage students and the community. S.O.C.K. members said they are excited about their April event, “Cancer Tees Me Off” and hope the golf outing brings more awareness to the group and the importance of raising money to support children with cancer.

S.O.C.K. meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Corbly Hall. For more information on the group and how to get involved, contact Jennifer Pruett at [email protected]

Elayna Conard can be contacted at [email protected]

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