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Take a Seat at Clarkson University LapSit Saturday

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The community is invited to a “LapSit” event at Clarkson University this Saturday, April 16, which students are conducting  to raise money for the new Center for Cancer Care at Canton-Potsdam Hospital (CPH).

Last year’s LapSit raised donations totaling more than $2,000 for the event’s charity.To form the LapSit, everyone gathers in a circle with each person facing the back of the person next to him or her. At a given time, every member in the circle sits back onto the knees of the person behind/ next to him or her.

The event's organizer, the Clarkson University Leadership Corps, hopes to gather more than 4,000 people on campus to attempt to break the United States record.

The festivities will take place from 10 a.m.-noon outside Clarkson’s new Student Center. At 10 a.m. the carnival will begin, along with bone marrow registry and guest speakers from the hospital. The LapSit formation will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the big sit at noon.

In case of rain, the event will move to Clarkson’s Indoor Recreation Center (IRC). A rain call will be made at 8 a.m.

For a $1 donation to CPH’s new Cancer Center, participants will be able to enjoy a carnival atmosphere and participate in the LapSit.

For $10, participants will also receive a t-shirt commemorating the LapSit.

To register, show up Saturday morning or go now to .

The Potsdam Village Police, Clarkson men's and women's hockey teams, and fraternities, sororities and other organizations have been invited to compete in the obstacle course.

There will also be a raffle for a two-night stay for two at the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid.

For more information, e-mail or go to .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Last year’s LapSit raised donations totaling more than $2,000 for the event’s charity.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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