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Smoke Out for Lung Cancer April 27, 2009

Filed under: PR Connections — laurens918 @ 4:13 pm

(After learning about broadcasting in my Public relations course, I decided to try to write one myself. I am a member of the sorority, Alpha Delta Pi, and we were part of a fundraiser to help find a cure for lung cancer. )

Third Annual Smoke Out for Lung Cancerbbq

Fraternity, Delta Tau Delta and sorority, Alpha Delta Pi hosted the third annual Smoke Out for Lung Cancer BBQ dinner. The $4,600 proceeds of the tickets sold went towards research for lung cancer.

The dinner was held between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center at Georgia Southern University.

Philanthropy Chair for Alpha Delta Pi, Jessie Joiner, was in charge of advertising the event around Statesboro. She hung flyers throughout Georgia Southern’s campus and set up times for groups to hand out pamphlets.

Joiner described the event, “Smoke Out will hopefully show people that philanthropy events are more than trying to take people’s money, but an easy, fun and delicious way for college students to impact other’s lives in huge ways.”

Members of the sorority and fraternity sold tickets to the Statesboro community. BBQ, coleslaw, baked beans, and a drink were included in the $5 meal ticket. Everyone who purchased a meal ticket was also entered in a raffle for gift cards to stores in the Statesboro area. 

 Delta Tau Delta prepared the meal. “We took turns staying up all night, stirring the BBQ and baked beans,” Delta Tau Delta sophomore David Rojas said. “It was awesome to have such a large hand in such a great event that helps spread information on lung cancer.”

 “I think it is a great event that will help out with lung cancer research,” Rojas said. “The event grows every year and by that we will be donating more and more money each year.”

 “Our goal is to not only raise money for research, but to also spread information on preventing lung cancer,” said Alpha Delta Pi President, Sarah Kammer, who has participated in the event all three years. 

 Smoke Out for Lung Cancer was started by a member of Delta Tau Delta named Paul Tenzel, in honor of his father, who was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago.

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