Kappa Kappa Gamma to host benefit tomorrow

Ashley Cravey

Kappa Kappa Gamma will host a Relay for Life benefit night at Dingus Magee’s tomorrow at 9 p.m. to raise money for cancer research.

Anyone who attends this event will have a chance to win two raffles with a variety of prizes.

The event will also include two raffles starting at 11 p.m. The mini raffle will be $1 a ticket and the prizes are t-shirts, cozies and gift cards. The ultimate raffle will be $5 a ticket with a prize of a $50 gift card to Dingus Magee’s.

There will be live music by Centuries Old, a band composed of GSU students that have also been featured at War of the Wings last week.

Sarah Penick, senior interior design major and team captain of KKG’s Relay for Life team, organized the event in honor of her father, who passed away from cancer.

“I decided to come up with a Relay for Life team and do it with my sorority,” Penick said.

Everyone is welcome to come and show support because everyone knows someone affected by cancer, Penick said.

Around 80 to 85 percent of the proceeds earned for Relay for Life are going towards cancer research for the different types of cancer, Penick said.

“I think it is very important to raise money for a cancer society and to help with cancer research,” Haley Jackson, sophomore history major, said.

KKG hopes to raise over $1,000 and is halfway to the goal.  The team is hoping to get $300 to $400 from the benefit, Penick said.

“I really wanted to get involved and spread awareness and help those who need it,” Rebecca Scott, KKG member and junior math major, said.

Proceeds that are raised from the cover charge and raffle will go directly to supporting KKG’s Relay for Life team.

The event is supported by the donors of Textures Salon, Sports Emporium, The Sir Shop, Jimmy Johns, RJ Pope and La Berry.

Penick said, “If you have had cancer and survived it, it is also in honor of you.”