Falcons help to save lives

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The Saint Augustine's University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held a Project Life Bone Marrow Drive on February 14 in conjunction with the Shaw-SAU basketball games.

SAAC members along with sport management and PEESAT interns gave out valuable information on how signing up can save a life. Also on hand was David Lindsay, executive director of Project Life. David assisted with the drive and, in all, more than 100 students are now a part of the Bone Marrow registry.

This is the second consecutive year SAU has partnered with Project Life to host a bone marrow drive on campus and spread the word about deleting blood cancer.

Established through the #CIAASupports initiative, the CIAA was the first athletics conference to partner with Project Life and host conference-wide bone marrow drives. Last year, CIAA-SAAC and Project Life volunteers registered a total of 1,640 donors and this year’s goal is to double the number of registrants.

Campus Events

Sunday, May 8: Baccalaureate Program; 6 p.m.; Saint Augustine's Chapel

Friday, May 13: Stone of Hope Gala; 7 p.m.; Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, 4700 Emperor Blvd., Durham, NC; $100 per person

Saturday, May 14: Commencement; 9 a.m.; University Quadrangle