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Concord University Greek Organizations Honoring Cancer Patients During Balloon Release

CONTACT: Sarah DaltonConcord University Office of Advancement PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712(304)384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. ?�� Greek organizations at Concord University are recognizing individuals impacted by cancer during a balloon release being held on the Athens campus Thursday, Nov. 21. The event will be held at 4:30 p.m. in front of the Administration Building.

The balloon release is being sponsored by Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity with other Greek organizations participating.

Corey Boothe, a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, said the fraternity has been involved in a month-long cancer awareness observance during November as a philanthropy project. He said activities have ranged from selling baked goods to handing out ribbons. While all types of cancer have been part of the observance, a special focus has been on skin cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, brain cancer and kidney cancer.

Boothe said the fraternity has collected names of cancer patients during the month. Their names have been written on the balloons that will be released.

The community is invited to participate in the event. For more information contact Corey Boothe at 304-894-4701.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086 if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.