By Casandra Nguyen ’15
Students of ENACTUS at St. Bonaventure University have been touched by the story of a strong little boy.
Aiden Davis, a fourth-grader at Allegany-Limestone Elementary School, has been battling a form of bone cancer since the age of three. Aiden is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, with treatments at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
On Saturday, March 21, members of ENACTUS will be hosting an event with interactive science experiments and demonstration stations that feature a magic twist. Aiden’s love for magic was the inspiration for the project.
The event will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dresser-Rand Challenger Science Center on Union Street in Allegany.
Members of ENACTUS hosting the event are Isabelle MacDonald, Mackenzie Linehan, Carrie Meisenzahl, Jon Mendes, Ali Mulvehill, Ale Ferrarese and Gabriella Balseca, but all members of the club are involved.
“We are hoping to have a fun-filled day of science and magic with local schools,” said MacDonald, project manager. “The entire St. Bonaventure community is getting involved with this event. It will give students and professors the opportunity to teach in a fun and interactive environment.”
Students of ENACTUS are using this event as an opportunity to further develop leadership skills, while sparking the interest of children in regards to science and magic. It is a goal to have everyone involved in the event learn something new and exciting by the time they leave.
Follow the event on Facebook at “The Science of Magic” and on Twitter at @scienceofmagic2. If you would like to make a donation or have a question, contact Belle MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENACTUS (formerly known as SIFE) is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that promotes partnership between leaders in business and university students to make a difference in their local communities.
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