by Tara Rossy, Phi Sigma Sigma
Last weekend, the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma hosted their annual Rock-A-Thon, rocking in rocking chairs for 24 hours in the quad. This event was put together in an effort to raise money for the sorority’s national philanthropy, the National Kidney Foundation. Along with members of Sigma Chi, Kappa Gamma Rho, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma took shifts rocking throughout the 24 hour event that started Friday at noon and ended Saturday at noon. Music was set up, snacks were provided, and prizes were given away at what turned out to be a very successful event.
Throughout the year, the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma will continue to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation. The foundation’s goal, according to their web site, is to “prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.” While donations are still being received and counted, thanks to the support of the campus and local community, the sisters raised over $1300: all of which will be donated to the National Kidney Foundation. Phi Sigma Sigma would like to thank the campus and community for supporting the Rock-A-Thon and the National Kidney Foundation!
In addition to the Rock-A-Thon last weekend, several sisters traveled to New Canaan, CT to participate in the annual New Canaan Nature Center Fall Festival. The festival provides entertainment, arts and crafts, food, and games to over 700 children from the local community. Sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma helped run the event and were at stations throughout the nature center.
If anyone is interested in donating to the National Kidney Foundation, please contact the sisters at [email protected]
Editor’s note: The foundation enhances the lives of everyone with, at risk of, or affected by kidney disease. For more info, visit www.kidney.org.