Pi-Day in support of the Janeway Foundation a huge success
By Jackey Locke |
April 9, 2009
They say that many hands make light work. This was certainly the case on Friday, March 20, 2009 when volunteers from the Faculty of Engineering’s Student Society ‘B’ came together for the fifth-annual Pi-Day in support of the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. The fundraiser was a huge success with more than $1,900 raised. Mr. David Sharpe is the society president and he was extremely pleased with how the event came together, especially since it’s for such a worthwhile cause.
“The society executive was extremely pleased with the number of student volunteers from the engineering student body. We had more than enough, appreciated their willingness. Events like these are so important and we look forward together in the future on similar events,” he said.
The event is run by student volunteers, who deliver the pies and collect the donations. For $10 you can have a cream pie delivered to anyone in St. John's or Mount Pearl. If a person receives a pie, he or she can choose to take the pie in the face or pay $10 to have the pie directed towards someone else. There is also the option to not participate.
“Although it's a controversial fundraiser since no one wants to be faced with receiving a pie to the face, it is effective. Most people pay the $10 to redirect the pie to someone else, which leads to more funds being raised for the chosen charity, which, traditionally, has been traditionally the Janeway,” added Mr. Sharpe.
The society recognizes the continuing support of sponsors, which for this fundraiser included the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science; Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEG-NL); Best Dispensers; The Telegram; Sobey’s; Imprint; and Genesis Centre.