The Glow Run, a nighttime “fun run” organized by Appalachian’s Wellness and Prevention Services and co-sponsored by the Department of Student Engagement and Leadership, honors the memory of Appalachian alumna Leigh Cooper Wallace ’92, who was a member of Appalachian’s track team, a lifelong runner and an advocate and spokesperson for victims of interpersonal violence. Runners and walkers will be provided glow sticks to carry as a symbol of support for a violence-free campus and to remember Wallace’s words: “We are stronger than we think.”
A student dance in Legends will follow the Glow Run. During the dance, tables will be set up with information and resources about violence prevention and intervention.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.