The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah is an organization that the Epsilon Omega chapter of Sigma Chi holds close to their hearts.
Sigma Chi raises money every year for HCI which was founded by a brother named of John Huntsman.
Each Greek chapter has a philanthropy and Sigma Chi values the Cancer and the Huntsman foundation.
Philanthropy chair, Alex Walker said, “It means a lot to me that the undergraduate brothers of Sigma Chi can help fund the tests and patient care, considering all of us have been affected by cancer.”
To date, Sigma Chi is an organization that has raised up to six million dollars.
Since the mid 1980 Sigma Chi has hosted an event called Derby Days which still holds tradition across the nation.
Although aged in tradition, each collegiate chapter takes a different approach.
For Ball State chapter, Epsilon Omega, vowed to raise $20,000 this year alone. Given their past records, this year Sigma Chi has broken their record of being three-fourths of the way to their goal.
“This has been our most successful Derby Days since many of the brothers here can remember,” said Walker.
It is usually a multiple day event where sororities or teams of five people compete for points. Each team pays $50, or $10 a person and all this money goes towards the HCI.
Ball State had many events leading to success. Wednesday, October 11, at Ball State, Sigma Chi had their teams race to Frog Baby and held a fashion show at their house.
Thursday, October 12, they offered a variety of activities including: mechanical bull riding, jousting, and bobbing for apples.
Friday, October 13th, they held mini games such as, tug of war and a water balloon toss.
The Greek Community at Ball State is filled with several great organizations which hope to reach people around the world.
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