The beginnings…

While on a medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2007, biology/pre-med major Cortney Shepard , encountered an infant being fed only 2 crackers a day. Deeply moved, Ms. Shepard pursued efforts to raise funds to purchase infant formula.  During her junior year, she raised enough money to send approximately 4,600 meals to a mother-baby hospital in Haiti.

With more campus and community publicity, Ms. Shepard selectively recruited an effective team of students. In the 2008-09 academic year, the Formula for Life student team gained support from area businesses and, in the spring of 2009, hosted its inaugural Formula for Life 5K/silent auction event. This has become our signature event that has grown each year.  11159501_10152900812023823_7041330424899458214_n