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Published 1/19/2005

Owens Community College to Host Relay For Life Chili and Soup Cook-Off, Jan. 27

Interested in a hot bowl of chili or soup to warm you up this cold winter? Area residents are invited to put their taste buds to the test as Owens Community College hosts its first- ever Relay for Life Chili and Soup Cook-Off on Thursday, January 27.

Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the Owens Relay for Life Committee, the College's Relay for Life Chili and Soup Cook-Off will occur from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the College's Math/Science Center. The cost to attend is $3 per person, which includes a tasting kit and all-you-can-eat chili and/or soup.

"Owens Community College is once again extremely proud to collaborate with the American Cancer Society and assist in the organization's on-going efforts to make a difference in the fight against cancer," said Joanne Juan, Owens Co-Chair of the Relay for Life Committee. "The Relay for Life Chili and Soup Cook-Off is a great opportunity to raise additional funding for continued research in hopes that someday cancer will be eliminated and to get more individuals involved in such a worthy cause."

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample an assortment of chili and soups from various teams, and then vote for their favorite edible delight. The team who receives the most votes will become the Relay for Life Chili and Soup Cook-Off people's choice winner. Ballot counting will be held at 1:15 p.m.

Proceeds raised from the Relay for Life Chili and Soup Cook-Off will go toward the College's third annual Relay for Life event, which will be held April 8-9.

Established in 1985, Relay for Life was created to offer communities a unique, empowering and fun way to assist in the fight against cancer. Today, as the American Cancer Society's signature event, approximately 4,200 communities and eight countries participate in the cancer awareness fundraiser.

Relay for Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research, education, advocacy and quality life programs of the American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one member on the track at all times as part of the 24-hour event.

For more information about the Relay for Life Chili and Soup Cook-Off, or about joining the College's Relay for Life celebration, call (567) 661-7364 or 1-800-GO- OWENS, Ext. 7364.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio with 29 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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