Registered Student Organization Update


Students bowl during a fundraiser for Kiwanis Camp Casey

Two on-campus clubs partnered with the HUB Games Area to host a fundraiser for Kiwanis Camp Casey last November. PediaPUPS, UW’s Student Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, and Rho Chi, UW’s chapter of the International Honor Society in Pharmacy, collaborated for this cause. Kiwanis Camp Casey is a free summer camp for children with physical disabilities where they can spend a week doing fun activities and building friendships with other children who also face similar challenges. With the help of The North Central Seattle Kiwanis Club and the money raised during this event, PediaPUPS and Rho Chi will be able to fund campers to attend Camp Casey this summer. The clubs are made up of students whose future careers will be maintaining the physical well-being of individuals, so each association is passionate about the cause.

The fundraising event consisted of two components, a raffle drawing and bowling. Raffle tickets were donated by businesses in Seattle, such as Paint the Town, Jet City Improv, and DoodleBug Sportz. The student organizations raised nearly $500 to donate to Camp Casey.

Loretta Gallegos, Director of Philanthropy for PediaPUPS, shared, “My personal favorite part of this event was getting to bowl with friends, both from pharmacy school and outside pharmacy school, at the HUB bowling alley, knowing that our fun was going to allow children with physical challenges to enjoy themselves at camp as much as we enjoyed ourselves bowling.”