Dear Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heros,
We have received an email from Mr. Richard Garcia of the Aiken Rotary Club asking for our help at the October 17, 2020, Alzheimer’s Walk in Aiken.
Here is a slightly-edited version of his email:
We would love to get volunteers from the Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club to help with the Promise Garden which will be in front of the Aurora Pavilion (up the Hill on the right just past the Emergency Room Entrance). We’d like them there at 8:30 Saturday morning 10/17 if possible. Leslie Addison, one of our Walk Committee members will be there to instruct them on what work needs to be done. Depending on the condition of the flowers for the garden, it shouldn’t take more than 30-45 minutes.
Unless the club has another preference it would be OK for the club to do its walk around the Duck Pond in front of the hospital as soon as they are through with the Promise Garden. Leslie is putting the hospital on notice that the club may possibly be walking there. As usual, we are so grateful to the Aiken High School Interact Club for the Volunteer support as well as fundraising support for this event. Please share with the Club that Alzheimer’s sufferers, their families, and their caregivers have been hit very hard by having the pandemic on top of this debilitating disease and it gives us an even greater sense of urgency to have our first survivor of this dreadful disease, They should be proud to know that in spite of an incredible increase in the demand for resources and support from the Alzheimer’s Association, the organization stepped up and met the challenge every step of the way. Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you again!
The Students of the Year Campaign is an seven week initiative in which nominated high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Georgia Chapter. Nominated students are selected as Students of the Year candidates via the LLS selection committee. Selection is based upon an application submitted by each interested student. Candidates will raise money in honor of a patient hero who is currently battling or is in remission from a blood cancer. The candidate(s) who raise the most money at the end of the seven weeks is named Student or Students of the Year. In addition, there is a Citizenship Award for the student candidate(s) who have demonstrated exceptional integration of the LLS mission throughout their campaign.
October 1, 2020
Dear Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Hero,
I hope you are well and that you are enjoying virtual learning. This is a challenging year like no other, but we are still the Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club and we can still serve our school, our community, and our world! That never changes, does it?
And we are going to help kill cancer here in Aiken and everywhere else on earth.
So please read the two-page flyer below about a wonderful service opportunity. Participants will not only take part in the fight against cancer, they may become eligible for a generous scholarship and grow in the process of doing so.
Please contact me if you are interested. We really want to support this effort.
If you would like to chat with the parent of a student who won this competition last year, please contact Mrs. DeeDee Orr Perry at Deedeeperry@me.com. She’ll be happy to talk to you about her son’s experience and the many benefits of participating.
Thank you for putting Service above Self when needed! I am very proud to be your sponsor, AHS Rotary Interact Hero.