EVIT Walk-A-Thon to raise money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Posted on 03/02/2016
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The East Valley Institute of Technology will host a walk-a-thon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 8:10 a.m. and at 12:10 p.m., Monday, March 7 at the Dr. A. Keith Crandell (Main) Campus, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa. The event is sponsored by the student organization HOSA Future Health Professionals.

 There will actually be two walks – one for the morning session that starts at 8:10 a.m. and one for the afternoon session that starts at 12:10 p.m.

 HOSA members are enrolled in health care programs in the EVIT School of Health Sciences. They are raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School Series program to help fund research into blood cancers and to provide education and support for patients in Arizona.

 EVIT’s HOSA chapter has set a goal of $10,000 and has already raised over $3,800. To help support their effort with online donations, visit http://events.lls.org/pages/az/EastValleyInstituteofTechnology(EVIT).

 For additional information, contact Sarah Yerden, senior campaign manager at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, at (602) 567-7587 or at sarah.yerden@lls.org.

 EVIT offers over 40 career and technical education (CTE) programs tuition-free for high school students who reside in 10 East Valley districts – Mesa, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Higley, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Queen Creek and J.O. Combs. Tuition-based programs for adults are also offered, with financial aid available to those who qualify.

 EVIT students have a 96 percent high school graduation rate, 2 out of 3 go on to college, and 87 percent are in jobs, college or the military within one  year of completing their training.

 Enrollment is under way for the 2016-17 school year. Click here to apply for admission.

EVIT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its programs or activities. CTE program offerings include: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Auto & Transportation Services; Construction Technologies; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Human Services; Information Technology; Manufacturing Trades; and Public Safety. For a full listing of programs, go to evit.com/programs. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in EVIT CTE programs. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX/Title VII/EEOC Coordinator, EVIT Superintendent, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 or call (480) 461-4000, or by email at superintendent@evit.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Tony Niccum, STEPS, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201, or call (480) 461-4154 or by email tniccum@evit.com

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