Special Education Club Donates Funds to Local Organizations

November 10, 2015
Posted by
Kirsten Swanson
GMercyU's Special Education Club

Gwynedd Mercy University's Special Education Club donated more than $9,000 to several local organizations in a check presentation ceremony on October 27, 2015. 

The funds were raised through The Alex Valeno 5K Run/Walk, an annual event held each spring in honor of former GMercyU student and Special Education Club President. The Special Education Club donated $3,000 to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Cardiac Unit, $3,000 to GMercyU's Autism Institute, and $2,800 to The Peter Powerhouse Foundation.

Alex Valeno passed away suddenly in January 2013 due to congenital heart disease. Each year, the GMercyU community comes together to honor her legacy and help raise awareness for this disease. 

To read more about why CHOP, The Autism Institute and The Peter Powerhouse Foundation were chosen, check out GMercyU's blog.