Best Buddies' 5K Walk benefits Cebrzynski memorial scholarship

Best Buddies' 5K Walk benefits Cebrzynski memorial scholarship
February 27, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Cindy Cebrzynski was a Benedictine University student and active member of Benedictine’s Best Buddies organization before her death in an automobile accident in November 2004. A scholarship established in her name is made available to any Benedictine student who has a 3.0 grade point average, is involved in giving back to the community and has an interest in nursing. Benedictine University’s chapter of Best Buddies will hold its fourth annual 5K Walk to benefit the Cebrzynski scholarship fund beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies chapters are at more than 1,200 middle schools, high schools and college campuses. The cost of the event is $15. Participants receive a T-shirt. Prizes are awarded to the top 10 runners. This year’s event will include raffle prizes, breakfast and music provided by a DJ. People interested in participating or donating can contact the Benedictine University Best Buddies organization c/o Joan Henehan by calling (630) 829-6617 or by e-mail at jhenehan@ben.edu.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.