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KAK Sorority Walking to Support One of Their Own

Added on: April 20, 2011

Kappa Alpha Kappa and Psi Delta during a milkshake fundraiserAs walking teams gear up for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the University of Maine at Machias on April 22, the Kappa Alpha Kappa (KAK) sorority is focused on supporting one of their own.

This year marks the third year in a row that the group KAK n’ Friends has walked in the event. They will dedicate their participation in this year’s walk to Andrew Damon, a 21-year-old brother and close friend of the sorority. Four months ago Andrew was diagnosed with testicular cancer and has since undergone surgery. The sorority would like campus and community members to know that any donations made to their team go directly to the American Cancer Society.

For more information on the KAK n’ Friends walking team or to make a donation, visit their Web page here.

The sorority has also been selling milkshakes every Tuesday night for the past few months in the UMM residence halls to support their cause.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

The Machias Relay for Life takes place Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. For more information about the event, e-mail Mike Hart at mike.hart@cancer.org or visit the Machias Relay for Life Web page.

 

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