As of June 3, Sigma Chis across the United States and Canada had contributed more than $936,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) in the July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, fiscal year. Fraternity leaders hope to make a strong push during the remainder of the month to lift that total past the $1 million mark for the first time in history.
To help close the $63,841 gap that separates Sigma Chi from the $1 million mark, philanthropy committee chairman Dan Shaver, TEXAS TECH 1993, says that he is looking for 50 Sigma Chis to accept a $1,000 fundraising challenge. If the Fraternity is able to reach that goal, says Shaver, it would be an “historic record for Sigma Chi, and a message of hope for the 1.8 million people who were diagnosed with cancer this year, and the many, many more who are fighting [against the disease.]
“With only about half of our chapters actively contributing to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation,” adds Shaver, “it is also a sign that we are just scratching the surface of the impact we can and will have in the future.”
To contribute, visit derbychallenge.org. You can make a donation in the name of your undergraduate chapter, or in the name of the International Fraternity.
To learn more about the Fraternity's parternship with the Huntsman Cancer Institute, contact Executive Director Michael Church, ILLINOIS 2005, at Sigma Chi International Fraternity Headquarters.