From left to right, Jennifer Cruise, Susan Boester, Erin Dix, Patty Taylor and Meghan Biggs.

Southwestern Illinois College Paralegal Studies students answered the national call to service recently during a recent fund-raiser in Belleville.

Jennifer Cruise and Meghan Biggs of Granite City and Susan Boester, Erin Dix and Patty Taylor of Belleville were among 13 SWIC students who served as volunteer race guides at the eighth annual Law Day Run on May 1.

SWIC Assistant Professor of Business Law/Paralegal Studies Christie Highlander helped the cause as well, running the 5K race.

The St. Clair County Bar Association hosts the annual event to raise funds for the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income individuals and senior citizens in 65 counties in central and southern Illinois.

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