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Faculty, staff and students ran circles around Western

Charlie Chatterton, an associate professor of health and physical education at Eastern Connecticut State University, pledged to run 1,000 miles and take a million strides to help the 40 million people in the United States living in poverty last year. And he was going to run 26.2 of those miles around WCSU’s Midtown campus on Dec. 3 when a sudden flu virus stopped him in his tracks.

But that didn’t stop Western faculty, staff and students who collected money and ran or walked the 1-mile course — some running nearly 10 miles — around campus. The event was coordinated by WCSU’s Newman Center, the Social Work Club and the HPX Club. More than $500 was collected and turned over to various charities including Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Holy Family Home and Shelter and the City of New Orleans Recreation Department.

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Eastern Connecticut State University Associate Professor of Health and Physical Education Charlie Chatterton (in orange) runs on the Western Midtown campus with WCSU Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Exercise Sciences Dr. Jeff Schlicht.