USF’s sixth Formula for Life continuing lifesaving mission

April 3, 2014 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The sixth annual Formula for Life 5k run/walk and silent auction will continue its lifesaving mission on Sunday, April 13 from 1-3 p.m. beginning at Hutzell Athletic Center off Leesburg Road.

The event was founded by USF student Courtney Shepard after she encountered a starving infant on a medical mission trip, and the student-led organization has been providing food, wells for clean water and, most recently, funds to build a new orphanage as the event has grown.

The run-walk steps off at 1 p.m., and participants can pre-register at or register at Hutzell the day of the event. Everyone is welcome to attend, including competitive runners, casual walkers, families and friends. Cost is $15 per person or $12 per person for families of three or more. The silent auction takes place in the center. All funds channel to Our Lady of Perpetual Help in northern Haiti.

Last year, the organization led a drive to raise $75,000 in donations to build a new facility for children left parentless by disaster, poverty, disease or abandonment. Construction is in progress on 15 acres of land, providing enough room for the children to learn and grow.

To learn more of the Formula for Life story, contact Dr. Amy Obringer at 399-7700, ext. 8210 or visit “Formula for Life” on Facebook.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
Associate Vice President of Marketing
T: 260.399.8050
C: 260.415.2401

Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
T: 260.399.7700 ext. 6413

Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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