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Mercer University Chemistry Professor Dale Moore takes a pair of whipped cream pies in the face from students Nina Shouse, right, and Brandon Reagan during a fundraiser for the Jay's Hope cancer charity on campus Thursday. For most of the week, anyone passing by could get a chance at smacking a professor with a pie in exchange for a one dollar donation to Jay's Hope which specializes in supporting families coping with cancer. The fundraiser was organized by a trio of Mercer medical and pre-medical student groups. Of the pie filling, Moore said, "It's probably a delightful dessert topping but not so much up your nose."
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MACON, Ga. — "It's probably a delightful dessert topping but not so much up your nose," said Mercer University chemistry professor Dale Moore of the whipped cream coating his face Thursday.
Moore was one in a week long line of professors taking it on the chin to help raise money for the Jay's Hope cancer charity. Jay's Hope describes its mission as improving the quality-of-life of children with cancer and their families in Georgia by extending HOPE through social, emotional, spiritual, educational and financial support.
The Mercer fundraiser was piloted by three student organizations related to medical education; the Student National Medical Association, MERP Med and the Mercer chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta.