January 23, 2006
EMORY TO HOST RELAY FOR LIFE IN APRIL
On April 28–29, Emory will host its own Relay For Life fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society, and anyone interested in forming a team is invited to a kick-off meeting on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in 205 White Hall.
Relay For Life is an overnight event in which teams of walkers and runners take turns doing laps around a track for up to 24 hours. In years past, many University and Emory Healthcare employees have participated in a relay event held each April at Druid Hills High School. The April 28–29 event will take place in the P.E. Center and is open to all faculty, staff, student and community members. At the kickoff meeting, event organizers will explain the purpose of Relay For Life and talk about ways to form teams and raise funds.
For more information, visit www.students.emory.edu/cac.
HOLIDAY DRIVE NETS SUPPLIES FOR ATLANTA SCHOOLS
Emory’s second annual “Gifts for Education Make a Difference” drive in December collected nearly $1,000 in school supplies for children in northwest Atlanta, according to the Office of University-Community Partnerships, which coordinated the effort.
Donations ranged from notepaper to crayons, paint to poster board. Volunteers in departments across the University helped solicit and collect donations.
“At Christmastime, it’s natural to want to give,” said Maggie Stephens, office manager in sociology. “While crayons, pencils and notebooks aren’t as much fun as a doll or a truck, they’ll have more of a long-term impact.”
Nicole Taylor, program coordinator for Emory’s Community Outreach Partnership Center, said school supplies, as opposed to toys, were collected at the request of parents and teachers. “We asked [them] what they needed most for the holidays,” Taylor said. “They said, ‘Help us stock a school supply closet.’”