Dress Down Week to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, staff appreciation treats, morning announcements each day, Beta Buzz pictures with photo props, Beta Shout-Out postcards to all BCHS teachers and staff, selling Shamrocks for MDA, special “Beta” menu items on the school menu each day, goody bags for the boys and girls BCHS soccer teams, Hat Day for MDA, and a buffet-style breakfast for the BCHS faculty and staff on Friday morning. Mr. Bob Brockman, Bleckley County Commissioner, signed the Beta Club Week Proclamation on Tuesday afternoon with the Beta Club officers and several members present.
There are 43 muscle-debilitating diseases under the “Muscular Dystrophy” umbrella. The range and severity impact people differently. Currently, there is no cure for any of the 43 diseases, but the FDA recently approved drugs that treat 2 of the 43 diseases. Money raised for MDA helps fund research to find a cure and provide services to local kids and adults with muscular dystrophy from day one of their diagnosis. The money raised this week here at BCHS will help pay for a weeklong, overnight summer camp for kids with muscular dystrophy.
Today’s National Beta Club members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through academic achievement, service to the community, and building strong character, Beta is preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
About National Beta Club:
The National Beta Club is the largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America. And for more than 80 years, it has prepared today's students to be tomorrow's leaders. Beta’s mission originated with Dr. John W. Harris, a professor at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, who founded the organization in 1934. Over 80 years have passed, but his vision and Beta’s mission has remained the same, Let Us Lead by Serving Others. For more, visit the National Beta Club online at betaclub.org.