KRAchievers Raise Awareness and Money

On June 4, 2011, the KRAchievers team from the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) Program participated in the Relay for Life 2011 Walk for a Cure at Harbor Park. Since 2006, the KRAchievers have found this annual event to be both motivating and humbling for the staff. To date, the team has raised more than $400, and they’re not finished yet, having until August 31, 2011, to sponsor and/or participate in more events to raise money for the American Cancer Society campaign. At the KRAchievers’ booth an “Ol Skool” theme permeated the fun activities: selling Mary Janes, Now and Laters, Boston Bake Beans, and Chico Sticks candies; playing Hopscotch, Hula Hoop, and 1-2-3 Red Light; and participating in “back in the day” dance competitions.  Alisha Bazemore, KRA Program Manager, stated “Relay For Life is more than just a series of events to raise money; Relay For Life saves lives. Participating in Relay for Life activities is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the country a chance to celebrate the lives of people who battled cancer and won and to remember loved ones who lost their battle.” In addition to the Ol Skool event, the KRAchievers partnered their effort with those of a local bar and grill establishment and held a community Cancer Awareness Cookout to raise funds.