Area sorority members gather for Bartow’s Relay for Life
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.facebook.com/ thetaomicronomega.
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