Relay For Life Article

News Release
Zeta Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
(AKA/ZKO)Incorporation Among Top Relay for Life Teams in the South Atlantic
Division of the American Cancer Society

As Team Captain of the Zeta Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Anne White attended a Top Team celebration held at in Greenville, North Carolina. Scott, honored ZKO/AKA for being the top fundraiser of the Pasquotank Camden Relay for Life Team. ZKO/AKA earned the distinction by raising in excess of ten thousand dollars and being the only Greek Letter Organization recognized among the top Relay for Life Teams in the South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society.

White attributed the success of the ZKO/AKA Relay for Live Team to the creation of the five hundred dollar “Alpha Torch” and the one thousand dollar “Golden Alpha Torch.” The one hundred dollar torch is currently the only torch sold by The American Cancer Society during their Relays for Life across the United States. Following the Top Team Presentation to ZKO/AKA, White presented Scott a proclamation asking The American Cancer Society to add the five hundred dollar torch and the one thousand dollar “Golden Alpha Torch” to their Relay for Life listing of Luminaries and Torches.

During the Pasquotank Camden Relay for Life event, three sorority members were honored with “Golden Alpha Torches”: Linda Grimes, former Basileus who succumbed to cancer this year, Willie Bright a sixteen year cancer survivor and Bertha Moore a survivor who heard the words, “You Are Cancer Free” this year. Claudie Mackie, a twenty-five year cancer survivor, Dorothy Warmack, a twelve year cancer survivor, and Columbus Jarvis who succumbed to cancerwere honored with five hundred dollar torches during the 2013 Relay for Life year.