Tau Lambda Lambda raises funds for cancer research
The John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation, in partnership with the Tau Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., held its Inaugural Cancer Survivor Masquerade Ball Oct. 21 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center.
Founded in 2005, the John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation has worked to improve the lives of individuals and families in the Southern Maryland Region. This support is provided through education, events, cultural activities, scholarships and grants.
Five women, Frances Newton Washington, Margaret Marshall, Irene Posey, Cynthia Heath and Joyce Hall Shambley were recognized for their battles.
Linda Barnes, a registered nurse from the Charles County Health Department, was on hand to answer various health questions and hand out important health-oriented material.
Throughout the evening, various door prizes were announced and a silent auction was held which featured items such as a 36 inch hand crafted Washington Nationals logo, autographed Joe Flacco game worn jersey and various other sports pictures and memorabilia.
Proceeds will be used to support the American Cancer Society and partnering organizations.
For more information about the John Lancaster & W. Cecil Short Charity Foundation, go to www.jlwcscharityfoundation.org. For more information on Tau Lambda Lambda’s health and other programs, go to www.southernmdques.org.