Faculty and staff helped the Wake Forest community “Hit the Bricks” by joining students and community partners to complete more than 24,500 laps around Hearn Plaza, and to raise at least $30,000 for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.
Three teams from Alumni Hall ran in support of Chip Patterson’s fight against glioblastoma. Patterson (’72, MALS ’02) is the vice president of gift planning with University Advancement.
A bake sale is also taking place in Alumni Hall’s lobby today. All proceeds will be donated to the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.
Overall, 24 faculty and staff teams participated this year. Click to view a photo gallery »
The top five teams in the faculty / staff division were:
“Hit the Bricks” is part of a series of student-run events and activities to honor the former Chicago Bears running back, Brian Piccolo, who attended Wake Forest in the 1960s. The 1971 film, “Brian’s Song,” was based on the real-life relationship between teammates Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers and the bond established when Piccolo discovers he is dying of cancer at the age of 26.