Monday, April 9, 2012

Phi Theta Kappa to Raise Funds for American Cancer Society

The Alpha Theta Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Rio Salado College is currently accepting new team members and donations for the 2012 American Cancer Society Relay for Life event.

Proceeds from the April 28 event will benefit a variety of American Cancer Society programs aimed at providing support to cancer patients and their families.

Student Emily Carlson who serves as the chapter’s vice president of fellowship encourages the entire Rio community to participate.

“We’d like to include as many people as we can,” Carlson said. “It’s a great cause and you don’t have to be athletic to be involved. Participants can walk or even just show up and mingle to show support.”

 “Events like this help us connect to other students and to the community,” Carlson said. “Many of us are online students and appreciate the opportunity to network and interact with our classmates in person.”

“It is a great feeling to contribute to others through PTK,” Carlson added. “This is our chapter’s first community activity of the year. Our goal is to raise at least $500, so dust off your walking shoes and get on the field!”

PTK is a national honor society for two-year college students. The organization promotes academic scholarship by providing opportunities for intellectual exchange, community service and leadership development.

Additional information can be found by visiting the Relay For Life website.  Rio Salado honors students and members of PTK can find additional discussion of this event in the Honors Students – Rio Salado College Facebook group (this is a closed group that will only be visible to members).