Lindsay Wright, BSc 21, raised nearly $700 after personally reaching out to friends, family and colleagues. She supported students by completing a 10-kilometre run in a little more than an hour.
Wright originally set out to raise $400, yet quickly exceeded her own expectations as she began reaching out to her network.
“When I started fundraising, my initial goal was to encourage myself to always strive for more,” says Wright.
During her undergraduate degree in honours physics, Wright benefited from several awards and scholarships. She wanted to give back to the Concordia community that lifted her up.
“I wanted to help give other students the opportunity to also be supported in their academic goals and achievements,” she says.
Wright is slated to begin her master’s in physics at Concordia this September and will be volunteering at the Shuffle to cheer on this year’s participants.