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Chili Cook-Off Proceeds Benefit Relay for Life

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Dr. Norm Stephens (left) presents a check to Nicole Norman, while Camile Renzoni accepts a check from Kevin Brown. Both women are captains of student teams participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

In February, South Florida State College’s annual Chili Cook-off raised $700 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Recently, Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr., SFSC president, and Kevin Brown, dean, Applied Sciences and Technologies, presented a $350 check to each captain of student Relay for Life teams. Nursing student Nicole Norman accepted the check for SFSC Student Nurses team, and Camille Renzoni, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) vice president, accepted the check for SFSC’s PTK team.

Eleven competitors submitted their unique chili creations to the cook-off luncheon. Staff and students made donations in return for bowls of chili.

“Through the years, our college has dealt with the tragedy of cancer just as many other families have,” said Kevin Brown, dean, Applied Sciences and Technologies. “Holding our Chili Cook-Off to raise money for Relay for Life is a small thing that we can do to fight cancer.”

Raffle tickets for the teams are still available to purchase for $1 at the event. The prize is an 18” Trek Mountain Bike donated by The Bike Shop in Sebring and Highlands Pedalers Bicycle Club. The winner will be drawn on Sunday during the closing ceremony for Relay for Life. Winners do not need to be present to win.

SFSC employees, students, and friends can still participate in the Avon Park Relay for Life event, which will be held Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, noon– 6 a.m., at the Community Center “Mall,” 310 W. Main St., Avon Park.

To join a team or make a donation, visit www.relayforlife.org, search for the Relay for Life Avon Park, FL event, and click on SFSC Student Nurses or SFSC Phi Theta Kappa. To participate, contact Eddie Cuencas at 784-7161, or email eddie.cuencas@southflorida.edu.

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