I’m in shock at how fast this year is flying by. How is it already mid-October?
As a senior within the Greek Life community at Loyola, I always associate fall and the months of October and November with philanthropy because two of the philanthropies that are nearest and dearest to my heart take place during fall semester…
Today marks the halfway point of Derby Days, which is a week-long event hosted by Sigma Chi for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. In our lives, we have all have been touched by cancer in some way; possibly ourselves, through a family member, a friend, or even a casual acquaintance. As sad as it is, cancer affects all of us. This is my fourth and final year raising money for Huntsman as a part of Loyola’s Greek system and I’d be incredibly grateful and absolutely love any support you’re willing to give this year. (Fundraising ends Friday, October 21st!)
We are the generation to end cancer, but we can’t do it without the research and funding necessary! You can check out my personal fundraising page HERE and check out the video below to learn more about what Huntsman Cancer Institute does and what sets them apart from other cancer research and treatment institutions.
My sorority, Chi Omega, has our annual Dodgeball tournament for the Make-a-Wish Foundation in ONE MONTH and I am so incredibly excited! Make-a-Wish supports children with life threatening illnesses and helps grant their grandest wish. For some, their wish is to go to Disney World, others want to be Batman for the day, some may want to take their families on the vacation of a lifetime. With the help of Make-a-Wish and the organizations that support the foundation, like Chi Omega, these dreams are made into a reality for these amazing Wish Kids!
In the past six years, my chapter has raised $80,000 for Make-a-Wish and this year our goal is $25,000! To find out more about Make-a-Wish and/or donate to the cause you can check out my fundraising page right HERE. (Fundraising ends November 19th!)
To see an example of some of the amazing kids and wishes that Make-a-Wish works with, check out the adorable video of Violet and Juniper below!
Even if you aren’t able to monetarily support these causes right now, please keep them in mind for when looking to make charitable donations in the future. These organizations are both truly remarkable!
Thank you so much for your support!