Project HEAL bakes for a cause


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Project HEAL hosts their Bake Sale in the Nazareth Student Center on Oct. 28.

Jessica Bonacci, Asst. Opinion Editor

Project HEAL held its first annual bake sale on Oct. 28 in order to raise funds to help those dealing with eating disorders get proper treatment.

The event began in the Fireplace Lounge at Nazareth Hall at 12:30 p.m. The bake sale was quickly moved to the Learning Commons to increase foot traffic.

Baked goods, including cookies and cupcakes, were Halloween themed. Members of Project HEAL made the seasonal treats and sold them for $1 each.

Profits from the bake sale and other small fundraisers will help Project HEAL with an even larger event, a 5K race.

Emily Tills, the social media manager for Project HEAL, said she has high hopes for the group’s future plans.

“We’re trying to do fundraisers once a month to build up to the 5K,” said Tills, a sophomore nutrition and dietetics major.

Money earned from the 5K will go directly to aiding with the cost of professional treatment for those suffering from eating disorders, since insurance does not usually cover the entire bill.

Project HEAL member and Sophomore Nutrition Major Olivia Zarrelli said that getting together to make all of the baked goods not only benefited the cause, but made for a fun experience.

“I liked how we got together and had fun and are able to support a good cause. It’s great to be able to do good things,” Zarrelli said.

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