A Niagara University student club dedicated to raising awareness of childhood cancer through its support of Camp Good Days and Special Times received the Commitment to Service Award at the third annual VolunteerWNY Why Not You? Awards ceremony, held March 28 at the WNED/WBFO Studios in Buffalo.
The award recognizes exceptional efforts that advocate volunteerism and provide an outstanding contribution to community service and civic engagement.
Niagara University’s “Camp Courage Crew” was recognized for its successful fundraising effort, a six-hour dance-a-thon that brought community members, students, families impacted by cancer, and others together at Niagara University in October for a night of fun that raised almost $7,000 to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times.
The crew also volunteers throughout the year at events held by Camp Good Days, a nonprofit organization that offers free programs and services for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer and other life challenges.
The club was among six honorees at the event, hosted by VolunteerWNY, a free online resource to connect individuals and groups with volunteer opportunities across the region.
VolunteerWNY is powered by The Service Collaborative of WNY and the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.