“Mount Miles” organized for April 12 to raise money for up to 15 charities

Press Releases, Student Life

The College of Mount St. Joseph’s faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the surrounding community are all welcome to participate in a free event called Mount Miles to help raise money for several charities on Saturday, April 12, from 3-6 p.m. at the Schueler Field track.

Organized by Mount room assistants Adrien Brooks, Jake Layne, Kelleen Scott, and Amanda Shelby, these students strived to make their last event of the semester really count.

“We have to host a certain amount of programs each year, and we agreed this was the perfect opportunity to end the school year with a fun event while raising money for up to 15 different charities,” said Scott. 

Participants bring their smartphones, as the miles they complete will be recorded on an app called “Charity Miles.” The RAs have created a team on Charity Miles called Mount Miles where participants can sign in at the event with their smartphone. The sponsors of the app will donate 10 to 25 cents per mile to one charity that each participant selects from the 15 on the list, the funds varying if they choose to walk, bike or run. The charities include Wounded Warrior Project, Stand Up to Cancer, Autism Speaks, Feeding America, ASPCA, the World Food Programme, and Habitat for Humanity to name a few. The app will track all of the mileage and will add up all of the money that was raised between 3-6 p.m. for donations. Participants are encouraged to borrow a smartphone if they do not own one. 

Light snacks and drink will be provided, and t-shirts will be sold for $5.00.

For additional information, contact Kelleen Scott at kelleen_scott@mail.msj.edu.