Wake Forest students live out the university motto, “Pro Humanitate,” in various ways. Each year, the Wake Forest community joins together to raise awareness and funds for issues that deeply affect our neighbors and communities. As a campus community, Wake Forest is committed to the Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund, which supports innovative cancer research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. The fund honors the memory of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest alumnus and running back for the Chicago Bears whose life was cut short by cancer at age 26.
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The Pro Humanitate Institute facilitates meaningful opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to volunteer in Winston-Salem. Established in 1989, the Volunteer Service Corps is a student-run organization that connects students to nonprofit organizations, tutoring and mentoring programs, and ongoing service partnerships. In addition, students focus on issues of food insecurity, literacy, educational access, economic empowerment, refugee and immigrant justice, public health, and senior care. If you want to serve, please reach out! We would be happy to connect you.