Central Michigan University students raised more than $700 for McLaren Central Michigan’s Norval K. Morey Cancer Center by planning a murder mystery dinner, “Campus Clue”. The event was the result of a Recreation Programming (RPL 430) class assignment to plan and execute a fundraiser, and donate the funds to a favorite charity. The event was held on Oct. 28 at CMU’s Finch Fieldhouse.
The murder mystery dinner began with actors performing a skit similar to the movie “Clue”. After several rounds of clue gathering through various games, guests were then invited to interrogate each suspect, and the first to guess the murderer and the weapon won a prize.
Money was raised from the entry fee, games, and selling “Campus Clue” t-shirts at the event.
“Our goal was to raise $400, and we reached $708,” said group leader, Audrey Oliver. “The event was a great success. Our participants had fun and we received a lot of positive feedback.”
The group chose to donate their proceeds to Morey Cancer Center in support of Oliver, whose mother faced a breast cancer diagnosis and was treated successfully.
“Having the Cancer Center as our charity meant a lot to me because I know what it feels like to have someone you love go through cancer treatment, and I wanted to support others who are going through the same thing,” Oliver said.