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Second Annual LapSit Returns to Clarkson University April 16th

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Clarkson University students are reaching out to everyone in the region to join them in raising 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.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.

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, go to .

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.

There will also be a raffle for a $680 gift certificate to the Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid.

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

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.

For more information, e-mail or register at .

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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