The CollegeBound Network Embarks on a Fall Season of Community Support

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Among Its Upcoming Endeavors, Education Marketing Company’s CollegeBound Cares Initiatives “Light the Night”

The CollegeBound Network's CollegeBound Cares' fall initiatives include the Light the Night Walk to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other Staten Island-based organizations.
Though our CollegeBound Cares initiatives, we’re able to continue that philosophy of helping our own, thanks to opportunities to assist those in need in and around our surrounding community.

The fall months will be busy for The CollegeBound Network (CBN) as CollegeBound Cares, the education marketing company’s philanthropic arm, continues its efforts to support those in and around its Staten Island, NY community.

For the fifth consecutive year, CollegeBound Cares will be teaming up with Staten Island Parent Magazine (SIP) to participate in and raise funds for the annual “Light the Night” walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to be held on September 28th at Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY.

The companies walk together to remember employee family member Russell Bellesi who lost his battle with Leukemia in 2011, and to honor someone within the CBN/SIP family, Lauren Stillman. Lauren was diagnosed in 2006 and has come a long way since then; she is now in remission.

“Our company was built on the concept of ‘family,’ which is why the Light the Night Walk is so important to us,” explains Mario Lupia, CBN chief operator officer. “Though our CollegeBound Cares initiatives, we’re able to continue that philosophy of helping our own, thanks to opportunities to assist those in need in and around our surrounding community.”

CollegeBound Cares will also be supporting the following community events through the fall season:

Step for a Cure: Michael’s Cause – The CollegeBound Network CollegeBound Cares will be the t-shirt sponsor for this annual event that spreads awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The walk, started by the parents of 6-year-old Michael Capolongo, also raises funds for research toward future treatments and a possible cure. It will be held on September 22nd in Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island, NY.

Staten Island YMCA Golf Outing – The CollegeBound Network’s CollegeBound Cares will be a hole sponsor at the October 7th event, which benefits the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. Each dollar contributed goes directly to making Staten Island YMCA programs and membership available to those in need.

Staten Island 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes – On October 6th, The CollegeBound Cares will be sponsoring this important and fun walk at The College of Staten Island. Participants show support for all those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and to raise funds for JDRF — the leading global organization focused on T1D research.

About The CollegeBound Network
For more than two decades, The CollegeBound Network (CBN) has served as a leader in education marketing solutions. Since 1987, CBN has connected America’s leading colleges, universities, and career schools with prospective students eager to learn about educational opportunities. The company currently serves more than 1,000 educational institutions and 3,500+ campuses using its content-rich portals and innovative online and offline marketing strategies that include robust content, a dedicated Student Services division, social media platforms, daily blogs, and more. Three million visitors utilize CBN’s resource sites each month, including its flagship site,,,, and others.

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