Gamma Phis Relay

Go for Glow!

On March 7, 2014 the University of Arizona chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, which is the sorority Glory Gensch belonged to from 2002-2006, hosted its annual Crescent Classic event in front of the G-Phi house on Greek Row, and over 300 runners turned out to form relay teams and compete in the event. The event took place at dusk/evening time and symbolized the “GLOW” aspect of “Go for GLOW” in a 800 meter team relay event.

Led by philanthropy chair and event director Kayla Urbanski, the Gamma Phi’s were out in full force for promoting, managing, and directing the race initiatives and fund raising efforts. One of RACE Charities Foundations’ chief supporters- Dr. Valentine Nfonsam, a Tucson-based renowned colon cancer surgeon and advocate of early detection of colon cancer, addressed the audience before the race and spoke about the importance of early detection and colon cancer screening, even in young people. The majority of proceeds will go to RACE Charities Foundation and help RACE Charities advance its efforts of funding leading-edge technology development of biomarker research and early detection science at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC). FHCRC’s own Stephanie Henderson also attended the event and addressed the crowd to share valuable information regarding the latest work being done for colon cancer early detection at FHCRC. Many thanks goes out to Stephanie, Dr. Nfonsam, all of the University of Arizona runners, supporters, and participants who attended the event and supported our worthy cause.

To View the Video of the 2014 GlowRace click on the below You Tube!