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2010 Quarter 2 Report

The Team Upstate Council was formed to promote public awareness of the Universitys contributions to the community and to instill pride in our organization by acknowledging and supporting employee volunteer efforts. We believe the spirit of volunteerism adds an important dimension to our workplace culture.

Amaus Free Clinic - Cathedral Emergency Services (April June)

50 Upstate medical students volunteered at the weekly free clinic during the spring semester.

Booth House (April May)

10 Upstate students brought health education to teenagers twice a month throughout the spring semester. Booth House, operated by the Salvation Army, provides young adults who have difficult living situations with a temporary place to stay.

Corporate Challenge (June)

70 Upstate employees participated in the Syracuse Corporate Challenge in June. The annual event highlights corporate team spirit and supports different local charities each year.

Heart Walk (April)

Upstate employees and students participated in the American Heart Associations Heart Walk, raising $38,000 for the Heart Association. Team Upstate was the Heart Walks top overall fundraising team, top team healthcare division, and top fundraising team for Kintera.

InterFaith Works' Community Wide Dialogue Annual Duck Race To End Racism (June)

Upstate employees and their families participated in the Annual Duck Race to End Racism, held at Syracuses Inner Harbor and presented by the Community Wide Dialogue, a program of InterFaith Works of CNY. Upstates duck, decorated to highlight Upstates Cancer Center, was a two-time winner it won the race and best dressed duck award.

Juneteenth Festival and Celebration (June)

Upstate Medical University co-hosted the Health Pavillion at the Juneteenth Festival and staff and family members marched in the parade.

Literacy Festival (June)

Team Upstate employees volunteered at the Light a Candle for Literacy Parade and Festival held at Syracuses Beard School.

Migrant Clinic (June)

10 Upstate students volunteered at mobile clinics to provide health care to migrant farm workers in Central New York. The Migrant Clinic is a collaborative effort between SUNY Upstate student volunteers and the Onondaga County Health Department.

Miracle Motorcycle Ride for Children (May)

Upstate employees participated and raised funds at the annual Miracle Ride in May.

Paige's Butterfly Run (June)

25 Upstate employees raised more than $1,000 for the annual Paiges Butterfly Run.

Race for the Cure (May)

40 people joined Team Upstate for the annual Race for the Cure in May, and raised $3,576 for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Reading Buddies Program (April May)

35 Upstate students participate one-on-one with 3rd grade students at Dr. King Magnet School each week during the spring semester.

Relay for Life

The Upstate chapter of Colleges Against Cancer raised $3,800 for the American Cancer Society at the Relay for Life in April, and won the Best Team Spirit award.

Samaritan Center Project (April)

Team Upstate volunteers served two meals at the Samaritan Center in Syracuse this spring.

Report prepared by:
Zanette G. Howe, Marketing and University Communications, Special Events Manager, Siobhan Arey, Program Coordinator Community Outreach & Global Health Education