Beta Theta Omicron organized and participated in the North Peninsula Relay for Life on September 22. Their team, the Skyline Striders, walked the Millbrae Central Park track from 10 am to 10 pm to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Prior to the event, the team also did three days of food sales on the Skyline College campus to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Team members included Michelle Huang, Sophie Huang, Gracia Trejo, Qijia Zhang, Yuele Zhang, Liu Zhang, Michael Wong, Thanh Nguyen, Wenjin Wang, Junying Chen and Justin Yu.
The Skyline Striders raised more than $1600 for the American Cancer Society. The team was also recognized as a Rising Star Team for raising over $1000. The team received the Most Spirited Team and Most Creative Fundraiser awards. Team member, Michael Wong, raised funds at the Relay by entering the Miss Relay contest. Michael won Miss Relay.
Beta Theta Omicron has a long history with the Relay for Life events. In 2009, the chapter worked with the American Cancer Society to hold the first San Bruno Relay, now the North Peninsula Relay. That Relay was held on the Skyline College track on one of our foggiest days. Visibility was limited to 300 feet, approximately the width of the track.
Article by Christine Case