Jennifer Glose '13 Takes Football to New Level
Channel 69 covers Jennifer and the team at practice.
Jennifer Glose, Sage class ’13, is organizing Powder Puff for Pancreatic Cancer, a reunion flag football game between local rival high schools, Allen and Dieruff. The event will serve as the senior thesis project for Glose’s media studies major.
Glose was the quarterback for the Allen High School girls powder puff team, back in the 80’s, and wanted to come up with a way to reunite the same girls, cheer boys, and coaches from both Allen and Dieruff, for one last game.
But, this time the game means much more. Powder Puff for Pancreatic Cancer will be played in memory of Josette Burton-Walton. Walton, a childhood friend of Glose’s, as well as a fellow player on the original powder puff team, passed away three years ago from pancreatic cancer. This tragedy turned into something positive as Glose has chosen the Lustgarten Foundation to receive all of the proceeds from Powder Puff for Pancreatic Cancer. Lustgarten Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes pancreatic cancer research, in hopes to find a cure.
25 years after finishing her time at Allen High School, and raising her two children, Glose is set to graduate from Cedar Crest College in May.
With an associate’s degree in communications from Lehigh Carbon Community College, Glose has gained a lot of public relations experience in her internship at the Allentown Rescue Mission, as a public relations assistant.
It is with these public relations skills that Glose has been able to promote her event on every level of the media spectrum. She and her event appeared in two Morning Call feature articles, on the WFMZ Channel 69 news, on Service Electric TV2’s show Calling All Sports, and on the sports radio show of Morning Call reporter, Keith Groller. Her event and participants even had a float in last month’s Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as part of her promotional effort.
Team kick-off party
"Jennifer Glose has grown so much during these last 2 years and has contributed a magnitude of pride to our department and community. She has really used her strengths of social media, fundraising and organizational communication to throw an altruistic and fantastic event that is also fun," said Glose’s communications professor, Dr. Precious Yamaguchi.
Glose explains, "A year ago, this event began as just an idea. But, the idea has now become a reality and the community has joined in our mission to find a cure for pancreatic cancer. To see two rival schools come together for a good cause is so humbling. It is a true testament to the character of Allen and Dieruff alums," Glose expressed.
She continues, "Because of this event, so many new friendships have been formed and old friendships rekindled. At a time when the school district struggles to stay afloat from some of the adversity that they face, it is so wonderful that we alums can make a positive difference and put a positive face to the name of the Allentown School District , even if for just one day."
Powder Puff for Pancreatic Cancer
Saturday, April 20, 2013
J Birney Crum Stadium
2001-2025 W Linden St Allentown, PA
$5 admission at the gate
Plus a chance to win a door prize
Food, family, fun!
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