charity

Dance to raise money for pediatric cancer

Dance to raise money for pediatric cancer

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer, and twelve percent of those diagnosed do not survive, according to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. A group at Duquesne hopes to raise money to help better those children’s odds. Four Diamonds, a charitable group which fundraises for child cancer patients, will host […]

Run for Ryan returns Saturday

Run for Ryan returns Saturday

  By Kaye Burnet | News Editor  Although Marine Sergeant Ryan Lane of Castle Shannon never attended Duquesne University, his family formed a bond with Duquesne’s ROTC program after Lane was killed during his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2009. This Saturday, members of the Duquesne community and Pittsburgh residents will take part in the […]

Greek Week raises thousands for charity

Greek Week raises thousands for charity

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke On Valentine’s Day, Duquesne student Richard Hilliard’s life was in the balance. He had just sustained life threatening injuries after losing control of his car on the way back to his apartment. Now, almost two months later, Hilliard is about to be released from the hospital, to a […]

Donut Dash leads to post-race crash: With sore legs and upset stomachs, The Duke conquers Pittsburgh’s most grueling charity run

Donut Dash leads to post-race crash: With sore legs and upset stomachs, The Duke conquers Pittsburgh’s most grueling charity run

By Sydney McCabe | The Duquesne Duke At the forewarning of a certain features editor, I took the challenge this weekend of running the Donut Dash, a race in which participants run a mile, eat six donuts (or as many as they possibly can) and then scramble to run an additional mile. As an experienced […]

Challenge changes mind

By Carley Thieret|Opinions Editor The ALS ice bucket challenge. You’ve all seen friends, family and even celebrities dump water onto their heads and challenge others to join in or opt out by donating to the unknown acronym, ALS. But what are these people doing and why are they really pouring gallons of water on themselves? […]

Lent involves more than abstaining

By Carley Thieret | Asst. Opinions Editor You don’t have to be Catholic to know that Lent is a very important time of year for the Church. Throughout the season of Lent we hear of people giving up chocolate, television and alcohol. Restaurants and fire halls are filled on Friday nights with people hungry to […]

Non-profits benefit from Day of Giving

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke  Hundreds of non-profit organizations from the Allegheny and Westmoreland counties participated in The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving last Thursday. The Day of Giving, an annual occurrence in Pittsburgh since 2009, is a “24-hour online giving initiative” encouraging individuals to donate to one or more of the city’s […]