Valentine affair focuses on charity

The Northeastern Vibe Organization is seeking to make Valentine’s Day about more than chocolate and paper hearts. NEVO will host Bid 4 Life, an interactive showcase, Feb. 11 in the Perry Paige Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

The showcase allows students to participate in dating games based on reality TV shows while supporting and learning about Relay for Life.

NEVO President Basiyr King, 20, described his organization as a social interest group interested in sharing its northern vibe with the students of Florida A&M University. King said it is important that his organization take part in Relay for Life.

“NEVO is attempting to raise at least $3,000 this year for Relay for Life, and this is the first of many campus-based fundraisers NEVO intends on hosting,” said King, a third-year business administration student from Philadelphia.

The showcase, which will be hosted by Anthony McAllister and Nzinga Smith, is an informational fundraising program. This event will consist of dating games in which audience will be able to participate. Prizes include gift cards, gift baskets and dates to the Cupid’s Ball, sponsored by the Student Government Association. It will be held Feb. 14.

Bid 4 Life will feature student performances, a raffle for a prize and information on Relay For Life.

Brittney Johnson, 20, a second-year business administration student from Tampa, said she has high expectations for this event.

“Bid 4 Life sounds like more than just a fun Valentine’s Day event,” she said. “Seems like it’s a chance for students to take part and donate to a really great cause. I’m looking forward to attending it.” 

Bid 4 Life auction participant Keisha Faulkner 18, a business administration student from Moorestown, N.J., said she is looking forward to the fundraising event.

“The reason why I am participating is because I think it’s a great cause,” she said.

“Relay for Life is a really good charity, and I know myself along with others have had someone close affected by cancer. I’m excited.”

Some students said they are impressed by this upcoming event. “I want Bid 4 Life to be fun, but my main focus is to get people to come out and support Relay for Life,” King said.