KDChi Alpha Delta Community Service

KDChi's Alpha Delta Chapter takes part in ACS, Relay for Life Campaign.

Relay for Life campaign A Success

By Rey Sifuentes Jr., The Kingsville Record and Bishop News

The American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay for Life crusade kicked off with a ‘Survivor’s Dinner’ at the Henrietta Memorial Center on March 4, 2010.An attendance consisting of 60 cancer survivors along with 90 caregivers, sponsors and volunteers made the event a great success. This year’s theme is ‘A World with More Birthdays’.

Cindy Johnson conducted the opening ceremonies and gave a short summary of how funds raised through Relay for Life benefit those affected by cancer.She noted how the annual event’s efforts are saving lives by helping people stay healthy, get well and find cures while fighting back; just a few examples of how contributions make a difference in the American Cancer Society’s life saving mission.

Silicia Miranda Garcia, Team Captain of ’Angels to the Rescue’ and committee chair, gave the mealtime benediction.Ellen Risken led the candlelight luminaries segment which allowed guests to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those who have won their battle; one of the most touching moments of the evening.In closing, numerous door prizes were awarded to lucky winners whose numbers were drawn from a special hat.

The 2010 Kleberg- Bishop Relay for Life will take place at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Javelina Stadium from 7 p m. on Friday (April 16) and end at 7 a.m. on Saturday (April 17).

Cancer survivors and caregivers are asked to contact the American Cancer Society – which is available 24 hours, seven days a week - for questions or assistance at 1-800-227- 2345. Luminaries for the relay may be purchased now or on the day of the event, contact Frances Chapa at 595-7678 for more information. (See Page 5B of this edition of the Kingsville Record for Luminaria form)

Relay for Life organizers expressed their deepest gratitude to the committee chairs, volunteers and contributors who extended a helping hand in making the ‘Cancer Survivors’ dinner a huge success.

Special thanks go out to the King Ranch for facilitating the King Ranch Ice House, Kingsville Record; Tina Salinas, Rodriguez and Sons, CB’s Barbecue, Ryan Construction, Yolanda’s Specialty Cake (Corpus Christi), OV De La Rosa, Cindy Johnson, Tawnya Little, Frances Kuhn, Brenda Garza, Leesa McNeese, Rene Canales, Ellen Risken, Silvestre and Frances Chapa, Silicia Garcia, Diana Perez, Men of Vision, and Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.'s Alpha Delta Chapter at Texas A&M University, Kingsville.
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