Running for a Cause

by Victoria Stearns, Public Relations Writer

The Linda A. Ferguson Memorial third annual 5K race will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.,-at Cedarville University’s Elvin R. King Cross Country Course. This commemorative race honors the life of Linda Ann Ferguson, a 1971 Cedarville alumni, with the proceeds going toward a scholarship to Cedarville University nursing students.

Ferguson died in 2011 after a five-year battle with endometrial cancer. Throughout her illness, Cedarville University nursing students, led by Dr. Judi Shrubsole, adjunct professor of nursing, cared for her.

After her death, Ferguson’s family began the memorial 5K race to raise awareness for endometrial cancer. All of the proceeds from the event support a nursing student scholarship at Cedarville. The recipient must be enrolled in the university’s nursing program, desire to go into oncology, have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average and be committed to community and Christian service.
 
“Thinking of all the hundreds of people who have invested in me and made it possible to study nursing reminds me of the joyous obligation I have to serve Christ and others for the rest of my life,” said Sara King, this year’s scholarship recipient.
 
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,400 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings.