Allison Perrine

Editor’s Note: Spotlight Students are nominated by staff and faculty at WSU Spokane and were recognized during commencement for their dedication, commitment, sacrifice and/or ability to overcome great odds to succeed as a student. They are selected by a committee ahead of commencement. WSU Spokane will feature a Spotlight Student each day through May 13.

In October of 2011, Allison Perrine lost her mother to breast cancer. Since then, the nursing graduate has dedicated her life to helping those impacted by the disease.

She volunteered with the LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program and was the top fundraiser for Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, where she raised more than $30,000.

Perrine is currently directing the 4k for Cancer 4,000 mile relay run from San Francisco to New York City.

And, oh yeah, last year she rode her bike across the country to raise money for cancer survivors:

“Allison is a positive person and made an impact on individuals and families receiving end of life care through Hospice of Spokane during her community health clinical rotation this semester,” her nominator wrote.” “She is a world changer and I am so proud of her!”

Perrine was also a Sunday school volunteer at Southside Christian Church in Spokane.

Her post-graduation plans are set: she recently accepted a position as an infusion room nurse at Cancer Care Northwest here in Spokane.

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