EACPHS Baroudeur riders raise $2K for Diversity Scholarship Fund

Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Baroudeur teamNow in its fourth year, Wayne State University’s annual Baroudeur cycling event welcomed 800 riders and almost 300 volunteers to campus and the city on Aug. 18, 2018. Riders were encouraged to form teams and raise money for specific scholarship funds, and a team of riders from the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences raised $2,245 for the college’s Diversity Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship Fund. This was the highest team-led fundraiser of the event, and generous contributors include college administrators, faculty members, alumni and friends.

Cyclists chose from four urban routes of 20, 37, 62 or 100 miles. 

On the EACPHS team were:

  • Diane Adamo (Physical Therapy, 62 miles)
  • Lauren Budrow (Mortuary Science, 20 miles)
  • Randy Commissaris (Pharmaceutical Sciences, 62 miles)
  • Cathy Lysack (Dean, Occupational Therapy, Institute of Gerontology, 62 miles)
  • Mary Beth O'Connell (Pharmacy Practice, 62 miles)
  • Vicki Pardo (Physical Therapy, 64 miles)
  • Martha Schiller (Physical Therapy, 20 miles)

Most recent recipients of the Diversity Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship are Hameed Almreisi (MOT), Runa Ali (APA) and Michelle Balint (PharmD). Overall, the event generated $10,900 for student scholarships and the HIGH Program. The Baroudeur also contributed $1 per rider to the League of Michigan Bicyclists to support bicycle education and advocacy.

Another opportunity to cycle for a cause comes later this month. Learn more about the Sept. 30 Tour de Cure and join the Wayne Care team to support diabetes education and research. 

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