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The Texas State Chapter of STAND, Students Taking Action Now for
Darfur, was in front of the LBJ Student Center asking their fellow
Bobcats to fast for Darfur Monday. The group was urging fellow
students to pass on their morning coffees or candy bars and donate the
money to Darfur instead.

San Marcos STAND President Annette Walker said even a small 50 cent or
one dollar donation helps. “A lot of people feel like there’s not much
they can do but as Americans we really have a lot more power”
The money will go to refugee camps in Darfur and will be used to buy
medical supplies. Last year, the group bought stethoscopes with the
490 dollars raised at the first Fast for Darfur event. STAND is hoping
to surpass the 500 dollar mark this year in order to buy more supplies.
“We just want this campus and the people on this campus to be aware,”
Walker added. “If we can just reach out to some people then they can
go reach out to other people.”

The Fast for Darfur event was sponsored by the Diversity Team and the
Multicultural affairs. For more information on STAND you can go to
their website.


Roberto Rios: Texas State Senior Roberto Rios donates a dollar to

Danielle Madsen: Danielle Madsen with STAND talks to a few students in
front of the LBJ Student Center about the genocide in Darfur and asks
them for a donation.

First Curse: Austin rock band First Curse played in the LBJ
amphitheater Monday.

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0 thoughts on “STAND helps raise money for Darfur

  1. Thanks for publicizing the work of these great students. I serve as the advisor for STAND and am continually impressed with their dedication and passion. I have learned a great deal from them.–Diann McCabe

  2. Just an update. These students raised $987.09 during the fast for Darfur. The money will be sent to a medical team working in Darfur. Great work!–Diann McCabe

  3. Awesome.

    It is appalling that the situation in Darfur has continued for as long as it has.

    How many have died now? 300,000? 400,000? 500,000?

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