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Weston Distance Learning Raises $6,000 for American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life”

Fort Collins, Colorado – August 22, 2008
– This week, Fort Collins’ Relay For Life event organizers honored Weston Distance Learning, Inc., as one of its top fundraisers for 2008. In its first year to participate in Relay For Life, Weston Distance Learning, Inc., raised more than $6,000 in donations. Weston staff also put together a 14-member team to participate in the event, held June 14th and 15th at Fort Collins High School. With all other community Relay For Life teams, the Weston group walked the Relay For Life track throughout the night to support the American Cancer Society’s fight against a disease expected to kill more than half a million people in the U.S. this year.

In addition to raising money, the Weston Relay For Life group raised awareness. Staff members who had been affected by cancer were presented with personalized hope chests, and friends and family members who had not survived the disease were honored in wall displays.

At the Relay For Life event, the Weston group continued the hope chest theme by raffling off a hand-crafted hope chest and offering a supplies table where anyone could decorate a miniature hope chest to remember someone affected by cancer.

By participating in this year’s Fort Collins Relay For Life event (which has raised almost $180,000 and is continuing to accept donations through August), the Weston team joined four million Americans who now attend Relay For Life gatherings in their communities. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity to raise funds and awareness to help fight cancer. Typically, the program centers around teams that camp out at a local high school, park or fairground overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Team members “spell” each other to keep the team on the track round-the-clock. Each Relay For Life event begins with a lap walked solely by cancer survivors and their caregivers. After dark, luminaria (candles in open paper bags) are lit, primarily to remember those who have not survived the disease.

Weston Distance Learning, Inc. (Fort Collins, Colorado) is the parent company overseeing operations of three distance education schools: At-Home Professions, McKinley College and U.S. Career Institute. The schools enroll students throughout the country. Weston courses prepare students to work in more than 25 fields that offer solid job prospects and earning potential. Currently, Weston is launching a new distance education course every few months. Its state approval is issued by the Colorado Department of Education’s Division of Private Occupational Schools. Each course is accredited through the nationally recognized Distance Education and Training Council. To learn more about Weston Distance Learning, visit http://www.westondistancelearning.com.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Ann Rohr, please call marketing director Kevin White at (800) 347-7899 or email Kevin at KevinW@westondistancelearning.com.


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