Approximately 80 Bowdoin employees participated in a recent walk-a-thon at Farley Field House to benefit the Bowdoin Staff Assistance/Paller Fund. The College agreed to make a donation of $1 per lap, and walkers cumulatively logged 1,030 laps around the track.
Fresh Florida oranges were used to track each lap and were donated to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program following the event. At the finish line, participants sipped hot chocolate and snacked on chocolate fondue. “It was a very successful event, which gave our employees an opportunity to make a contribution to two good causes, get some exercise, chat with friends, and enjoy the health benefits of chocolate,” said Michele Gaillard, associate director of operations for Bowdoin Dining.