What do rocking chairs, pink ribbons and a volunteer spirit have in common?

Gamma Sigma Sigma's third annual Rock-a-Thon is the answer.

The 24-hour rocking fest to benefit the American Cancer Society will

be held on the University Center Plaza beginning at noon on Friday and will

last until noon on Saturday.

"October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Rock-a-Thon benefits

the American Cancer Society, so we paired the two together," said Melody

Roberson, fund-raising chair for Gamma Sig. "All the rockers will be

wearing pink ribbons to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

because it affects so many women each year."

The members and pledges of Gamma Sig will be rocking and requesting donations

for 24 hours, and encouraging everyone to come by to show their support

for the American Cancer Society.

"Between the home football game against Mississippi and a larger-than-usual

pledge class, we are hoping to reach a goal of $4,000," said Amy Johnson,

Gamma Sig president.

The American Cancer Society, the largest community-based voluntary health

organization in the United States, is dedicated to eliminating cancer as

a major health problem by preventing, saving lives from and diminishing

suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

More than one million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed and

560,000 Americans will die from cancer this year alone.

Gamma Sigma Sigma is a non-selective service sorority whose purpose is

to unite college students in the spirit of service to their school and community.

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