65 Sister Begins Fundraising For Great Strides At Lee

Friday, February 9, 2018
From left, Macy Satterfield, Jade Goss, Bethany Ramsey, and Julia Minucci, all who assisted at the Lettering event and are a part of Team Moving for Mk.
From left, Macy Satterfield, Jade Goss, Bethany Ramsey, and Julia Minucci, all who assisted at the Lettering event and are a part of Team Moving for Mk.

65 Sister’s team, Moving for Mk, has begun its fundraising efforts for the Lee University Great Strides Walk which will take place on Saturday, March 24, to raise awareness and money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  

Throughout the weekend of Feb. 3, several Lettering 101 workshops were held. There were four workshops with 140 participants. At each event, Jade Goss, founder of 65 Sister and team leader for Moving for Mk, taught participants modern calligraphy. 

The team will continue to fundraise with more lettering workshops on Feb. 23 and 24, in addition to Cooking for a Cure on Saturday, Feb. 17, which will feature Chef Richmond Flowers, who will talk participants through a menu featuring pasta, bread, and chocolate while teaching valuable cooking skills. 

“These workshops are curated to be a fun way to raise funds for our team Moving for Mk,” says Ms. Goss, “but what I love the most is that we get to share the story of my sister Marykate and our organization 65 Sister with each participant.” 

Ms. Goss started 65 Sister in spring 2017 in honor of her sister Marykate, who lived with CF for 18 years. 

“The story of each person with CF matters, and it is this 65 community that is ultimately inspiring us to work toward a cure,” said Ms. Goss. 

The Great Strides event will rally hundreds of community participants and Lee University students to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It is expected this year’s event will bring the grand total raised locally since 2001 to over a million dollars. 

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. Its focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately find a cure. 

For tickets to Lettering 101 or Cooking for a Cure, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/65sister/events/.  To find out more about 65 Sister or the Moving for Mk team, visit https://m.facebook.com/65sister/ or 65sister.com

For more information on how to start a team or to register for Great Strides, visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/cf or call 614-8406. 

Jade Goss teaching at one of the Saturday workshops
Jade Goss teaching at one of the Saturday workshops

Brian Peterson Receives Excellence In Scholarship Award At Lee

Dr. Brian Peterson, associate professor of Old Testament, has been named the recipient of Lee University’s 2018 Excellence in Scholarship Award. The winner of this award is chosen each year by the Faculty Scholarship and Research Committee. Lee President Dr. Paul Conn officially recognized Peterson for this award during spring commencement. Dr. Peterson joined the Lee ... (click for more)

Sewell Finds Her Home At Alma Mater CSCC

Growing up, Cleveland State Service-Learning Program Assistant Brooklyn Sewell never thought college was for her. Fast forward a few years and not only has she completed her associate degree, but she will graduate with her bachelor’s in December and is already making plans to complete her master’s degree, and even considering a doctorate. Ms. Sewell originally decided to pursue ... (click for more)

Pedestrian Struck And Killed On Hixson Pike Saturday Night

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Saturday night on Hixson Pike. Chattanooga Police Department responded at 10:05 p.m. to a pedestrian struck at 5400 Hixson Pike.   A Ford F150 driven by Francis Lamonica, 66, was traveling north in the fast lane. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway and was struck by the vehicle.   Mr. Lamonica was ... (click for more)

Aaron Biddle, 21, Shot And Killed On Basswood Drive Saturday Afternoon; Jadarius Knox, 23, Arrested For Criminal Homicide

Aaron Biddle, 21, was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon. Jadarius Knox, 23, has been arrested, and charged with criminal homicide. The Chattanooga Police Department responded around 3:45 p.m. to the 7800 block of Basswood Drive on reports of a person who had been shot.  Upon arrival, police were able to locate the victim who had succumbed to his injuries. Knox ... (click for more)

Conserving White Flight To Private, Public Secluded Schools Is Shameful

If you really care about the kids of Hamilton County’s most distressed schools, then you’ll take help where you can get it. The question on your mind isn’t which political label someone wears. Anyone who shifts attention away from the critical issues facing public education and toward political labels is not really committed to public education. Their support for equitable, quality ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: School Board Suckered

Just eight short days ago, Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd called a study on Hamilton’s County’s pseudo ‘socioeconomic desegregation’ farce as “the most far left, liberal document I have ever read. It does not represent the values of Hamilton County and I am insulted and disrespected by it." Then the School Board got so embarrassingly suckered  on Thursday  night ... (click for more)