Area soror­ity mem­bers gather for Bar­tow’s Re­lay for Life

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL - From press re­lease

Theta Omi­cron Omega Chap­ter of Al­pha Kappa Al­pha Soror­ity, In­cor­po­rated raised $2,355 at its an­nual par­tic­i­pa­tion in “Re­lay for Life.”

The cul­mi­nat­ing event took place in Bar­tow County on Sept. 7, 2018.

“Our team ranked 13 out of 46 teams and two of our team mem­bers per­formed in­cred­i­bly among par­tic­i­pants. Of the 380 par­tic­i­pants, Rosie Walker of Rome ranked 22nd and Melissa Bates of Cartersville, team cap­tain, ranked 27 out of 380,” ex­tolled Chap­ter Pres­i­dent Sherry Turner.

“We have al­ways, as a chap­ter, par­tic­i­pated in “Re­lay for Life” in our var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties be­cause al­most ev­ery­one is af­fected by cancer at some point in their lives,” Turner added.

Ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety, “Re­lay for Life” is the sig­na­ture fundraiser for the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Re­lay is staffed and co­or­di­nated by vol­un­teers in thou­sands of com­mu­ni­ties and 27 coun­tries. Vol­un­teers give of their time and ef­fort be­cause they be­lieve it is time to take ac­tion against cancer. Re­lay is a team fundrais­ing event where team mem­bers take turns walk­ing around a track or des­ig­nated path.

Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a mem­ber on the track at all times to sig­nify that cancer never sleeps.

Each team sets up a themed camp­site at the event and con­tin­ues their fundrais­ing ef­forts by col­lect­ing do­na­tions for food, goods, games, and ac­tiv­i­ties. This money counts to­wards the over­all teams’ fundrais­ing goal.

One in three peo­ple in the U.S. will be di­ag­nosed with cancer in their life­time. One of those peo­ple could be you or some­one you love. That is why we Re­lay.

When you join a “Re­lay for Life” event, you are help­ing the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety fund ground­break­ing re­search, cru­cial pa­tient care pro­grams, and ed­u­ca­tion and pre­ven­tion in­for­ma­tion. When you Re­lay, you help save lives.

To learn more about AKA ser­vice pro­grams in the four coun­ties that the chap­ter serves – Bar­tow, Car­roll, Floyd, and Polk - please visit https://www.face­ thetaomi­cronomega.

Home school stu­dents who uti­lize ser­vices at Camp An­ti­ochcel­e­brated Hal­loween in cos­tumes and with sweets cre­ated by the chil­dren with adult su­per­vi­sion to cel­e­brate the fall hol­i­day in past weeks.

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