The Husson University Cheerleaders helped out this past weekend at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The cheerleading team has participated in the Race for the Cure over the past several years as a way to show their support in the community.
“The Race for the Cure is held very near and dear to our hearts, for breast cancer has unfortunately affected so many lives,” said Head Cheer Coach Buffie McCue.
The cheerleading team cheers on the racers and sure as "cureleaders" by yelling chants like “Start the fight by living right, I am the Cure." The cheer team helped with the warm up, and then proceeded to the starting line to greet the finishers.
“They received the most satisfaction when they were cheering at the finish line as the survivors crossed, it is such an inspiration for young ladies and a great promise of hope,” McCue added, “We will continue to support the cause in years to come and we have great hope for a cure for future generations.”
“It is heart warming to see survivors coming to the finish line knowing they beat cancer and to have other runners supporting the cause,” said senior captain Danielle Gough, “I am proud to be part of the team cheering at the finish line for everyone’s hard work and dedication.”
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Aaron began his career at WVII in March of 2008. He attended Old Town High School, where he graduated in 2004. From there he moved on to the New England School of Communications, majoring in Sports Broadcasting and Journalism. Originally a sports radio major, Aaron co-hosted a weekly sports radio show on WHSN called This Week in Sports while also doing play by play and color commentary of Husson Eagle sporting events. He also spent a semester as the stations sports director. After his sophomore year he realized he had run out of radio classes to take, so he began taking TV courses while also working at Stephen King’s sports station WZON. Aaron graduated from NESCom in May of 2008 with a degree in communications, and was named the top broadcast journalist of his class. Since joining ABC-7 and Fox Bangor he has won multiple Maine Association of Broadcasting Awards.
In his free time Aaron likes, surprise, to watch sports and play sports. From mountain climbing to basketball, there are very few sports Aaron doesn’t enjoy. He also likes traveling when he gets the chance, and is happy he has been able to pursue his passion for sports while staying close to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @AaronRJackson, and you can catch him weeknights at 6, 10 and 11 on ABC-7 and Fox Bangor. He can also be reached via email at [email protected].