I Pay It Forward nearing the finish line

I Pay It Forward nearing the finish line

Apr 23
Marla Todd, Associate Director of Advancement Communications

Karina Barrios, sophomore in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, shares her thoughts on the final days of the I Pay It Forward campaign.

As a student at the University of Illinois, SAC member, and a runner, the excitement for the Illinois Marathon and I Pay It Forward Students Helping Students Campaign this weekend has inspired me to talk about two things I love: running and philanthropy. While the campus community is running the race to the marathon finish line, SAC is working towards their goal of successfully completing the I Pay It Forward Campaign in the next week.

Running teaches us to keep moving forward, one step at a time! Sometimes we need a little help from others to keep us motivated, especially in those last few miles. The same could be said for the I Pay It Forward campaign. This is about providing a little help to other ACES students when they especially need it!

The I Pay It Forward Team needs help to finish this “race” strong! SAC is on their way towards reaching their goal of 1500 donors in the month of April, but are still far from the finish line. To learn more about I Pay It Forward Students Helping Students Campaign, visit the Facebook Page. If you are interested in contributing, you can do so online. In addition, people are encouraged to attend a guaranteed fun time at the “Save the Date” Auction on Thursday, April 30.

Although the completion of the Illinois Marathon may seem like an impossible task, the feeling of satisfaction at the end is worth it all! I hope that you are encouraged to take that extra step to be a part of I Pay It Forward.

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