By: Hailey Temple

A team of School of Information Studies (iSchool) students joined to run the ‘Cuse vs. Cancer 5k last Saturday to raise money for cancer research.

The team, named #CancerSucks, consisted of iSchool students Christopher Becker, David Rosen, Jessica Smith, Koby Brandstein, and Hannah Dorfman. S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications student Chelsea Orcutt also participated in the team race.

‘Cuse vs. Cancer, hosted by the Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity, is the first race hosted on campus by Syracuse University students. The race was an effort to start a large race on campus and bring the Syracuse University community together. Proceeds from the race were donated to support cancer research. 

After expressing an interest in running to his friends, graduate student David Rosen brought a team together to run the race. “I've talked with many of my iSchool friends on Twitter about running, so I thought they might be interested.  It's something that many of us like to do, and is for a great cause that I knew they could support.”

Despite the rain, the #CancerSucks team enjoyed running the race together, leapfrogging over one another across the finish line. Students also enjoyed food and drinks with fellow runners on the quad after completing the race.

For Rosen, running the ‘Cuse vs. Cancer 5k was a way to spend time with his friends while contributing to a great cause and to the Syracuse University community. “The iSchool has always embraced social events and the knowing of one another on a personal level. Doing an event such as this only helped embrace that, was great physically, and supported a great cause.”