Students Make Indelible Mark Against Cancer

January 25, 2015
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

They say there's nothing sweeter than revenge. With that in mind, the Blue Devils vs. Cancer DCI Student Ambassadors plan to make their indelible mark against cancer hosting the fourth annual Sweet Night in Durham at The University Club of Durham on Friday, Jan. 30. The dessert tasting social offers oh so sweet samples prepared by some of Durham's best pastry chefs.

Founded in 2011 by Allison Vernerey, an economics major from France and onetime center for the Duke University women's basketball, students unite their passion for community with a quest to support the fight against cancer. Over the years DCI Student Ambassadors have done much to both raise awareness and funds.

"The DCI Student Ambassador group is committed to the research efforts of the DCI," says Erin Tait, DCI development officer. "They have hosted numerous events and recruited fellow students to volunteer at other community-organized events supporting the DCI. The group held its first dessert tasting event just before the opening of the Duke Cancer Center in 2012. That year, the dessert tasting event raised more than $6,000."

This year's tasting features a silent auction, drawing for prizes, student performances and a cash bar offering Duke University Club's best loved specialty dessert cocktails.

Blue Devils vs. Cancer's Sweet Night In Durham social will be held Friday, Jan. 30, at The University Club of Durham from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are offered at $40 and $30 per person for Duke employees and $10 per person for students and children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Duke Cancer Institute. Duke University Club is located at 3100 Tower Blvd., # 1700, in Durham. For more information or to register, visit Sweet Night In Durham.