South Georgia Tech Student Government Association volunteers at Relay for Life
South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) Student Government Association (SGA) and advisors recently volunteered for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. The organization decorated its booth in the theme of “High School Musical: We’re All in This Together.” Students who participated included Kendra Green of Gray, Cierra Bond of Inkster, Michigan; Mikaela Jones of Portsmouth, Virginia; Jamirah Johnson of Albany, Asia Smith of Irwinton, Claudia Perez of Zaragoza, Spain; Brittney Delva of Tallahassee, Florida; Ariel Rucker of Americus, Janivah Johnson of Stockbridge, Bridgette Whitehead of Eastman, Haley Jones of Sylvester, La’Deja James of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Molly Brown of Douglasville, Kayla Mallett of Melbourne, Australia; Allison Rucker of Woodbury, Brandon Chatmon of Thomaston, Tre’Von Teague of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Brook Burns of Hawthorne, Florida. Advisors and other SGTC faculty and staff who volunteered at the event included Farrah Rutherford, Paul Farr, Linda Edge, Sammy Stone, Michele Seay, Andrea Ingram, Beth Brooks, and Terri Battle. Relay for Life is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk with teams of people who camp out around a track. Members of each team take turns walking around the track, and food, games, and activities provide entertainment. During the Survivors Lap, all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track, celebrating their victory over cancer while cheered on by other participants. There is a luminaria ceremony after dark, where participants remember those who have lost their lives to cancer, honor people who have fought cancer in the past, and support those whose fight continues. For more information about the event, visit relayforlife.org.