St. Mary’s Cincinnati Alumnae Club Wins Club of the year for OTS Outreach!
A member of the Cincinnati St. Mary’s Alumnae Club wrote this to her running teammates in an e-mail: “I just finished up what turned into a soggy/thunder-y 8-mile run. Despite pretty much every joint in my hips and knees screaming at me most of the run, it felt great and made me super pumped and proud of what we are working hard towards with our fundraiser. This campaign is not about having a fast time, or running the most miles, but about realizing that everyone is/has/will have to face and overcome some sort of battle in her life. In this case we’re choosing to face a few aches and pains in our bodies to help women, just like us, face their larger battles with the devastation of bodily addiction, loss of family and work, all in order to help restore their sense of pride and dignity.”
This dedication to help others is ingrained into the Cincinnati St. Mary’s Alumnae Club, and what led them to be the recipients of the St. Mary’s College Alumnae Club of the Year. On March 27th they accepted the award of St. Mary’s Club of the Year for their efforts in raising money, and program outreach to Off the Streets. St. Mary’s College Interim President Nancy Nekvasil came to Cincinnati to present them with this prestigious award, where she thanked everyone at CUB for their service to the women they serve. St. Mary’s Alumnae club organized several fundraisers for OTS which included Cincinnati’s Queen Bee half marathon and Laps Around The Lanes in Mt. Lookout where all donations went to support Off the Streets. In addition to the outside fundraisers that St. Mary’s Alumnae Club organized, they also spent time throughout the year bringing dinners to the women in the Off the Streets program.
CUB is very grateful to be partnered with such a generous and caring group and appreciates St. Mary’s Alumnae Club’s hard work and support of the OTS program.