Cure SMA Walk Raises $19,000

The Hilbert Senior Leadership Cohort 4 and Hilbert Helpers put together the biggest campus event, which was the Cure SMA, Walk and Roll on April 16th.

Approximately 200 people attended the event to raise awareness and money to find a cure for SMA. The senior leadership raised $19,000. 

The event consisted of several basket raffles, prize wheels, sensory table for kids, and two pharmaceutical companies for SMA in attendance. The event concluded with a walk; all 232 people walked three laps around campus to support the awareness to SMA. 

Bailey Walter, a student and participant, said she was proud to be part of the effort.

“I am extremely grateful for all the hard work that leadership cohort 4 and Hilbert helpers put in the last three months to make this event possible,” she said. “We have 200 attendees and raised $19,000 which I am currently still trying to wrap my head around. The event was amazing, and we all got to meet so many amazing families.” 

Lauryn Scott, a current Hilbert student, she was surprised by the large turn out.

“It was amazing how many people were in attendance of this event,” she said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen an event on campus that has had this many people. The event taught me a lot of things about SMA because I did not know about this disease before”. 

The event was put together with the six leadership seniors: Jordan Salomone, Bailey Walter, Bryianna Williams, Hunter Holler, Curtis Krajewski, and Stephen Houghton. 

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