Concordia University Wisconsin and former Green Bay Packer Leroy Butler team up to battle breast cancer

Written by admin   // October 27, 2012   // Comments Off

Mequon, Wis. – On Tues., Oct. 30 at 9 p.m. Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) will be hosting a benefit, dodgeball tournament (Dodging for a Cure) in its Fieldhouse, with all proceeds going to the LeRoy Butler Foundation which helps women diagnosed with breast cancer. Butler, a former Green Bay Packer, will be at the event, which will consist of competing teams of six.

            CUW Professor Michael McKinnis, along with the students in his LA 105 class, organized this event as a service project for the class. Servant leadership and giving back to the community are major concepts that are taught to CUW students in LA 105.           

“We are thrilled that a group of CUW freshmen are organizing this service endeavor to support LeRoy Butler’s Foundation,” said Dr. Randall Ferguson, assistant vice president of Academics for Student Success at CUW. “It reflects how our freshman seminar connects students with our mission statement for positive change in our world, via servant leadership.”

            The LeRoy Butler Foundation is dedicated to helping women going through breast cancer treatment obtain the assistance they need to focus on the job of healing instead of the financial impact to their families. For more information on the LeRoy Butler Foundation, visit http://www.lbf36.org/.

            Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin’s main campus is located on 200 acres of beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline at 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon.  The University and its 10 educational centers and classroom locations are home to 7,618 undergraduate and graduate, traditional, as well as non-traditional students from 46 states and 28 foreign countries. The University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors, 14 master’s degree programs, and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing Practice. The University also offers a variety of adult learning opportunities.

            The University is affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and is a member of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities. For more information on Concordia University Wisconsin, contact the university at (262) 243-4300 or visit their Web site at www.cuw.edu.


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