Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Delta Chi Partners for Cancer Research

DELTA CHI FRATERNITY PARTNERS WITH THE V FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH
IOWA CITY, IA –

All undergraduate and alumni members of The Delta Chi Fraternity, Inc. have joined hands in fighting cancer together.

On July 26 at the 2006 Delta Chi International Convention held in Cleveland, Ohio, the Fraternity announced that it has partnered with The V Foundation for Cancer Research and named The V Foundation as its preferred charitable organization.

More than 500 brothers and guests present at the Convention enthusiastically endorsed the choice.Each year, Delta Chi chapters and colonies raise tens of thousands of dollars for international and local charitable organizations. It is the hope of Delta Chi that if all chapters unite their services and resources to benefit a single organization, Delta Chi can make a great impact on that organization.

The V Foundation, named in honor of former basketball coach and cancer victim Jim Valvano, was chosen because of its dedication to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. Because The V Foundation sponsors research and treatments for all forms of cancer, a disease with which almost everyone has a personal connection, a personal relationship will be established with The V Foundation.

“Delta Chi is excited and honored to be working with The V Foundation,” said Steve Bossart, “AA” (International President) of the Fraternity. “Cancer has had an effect on every person’s life in some way. This partnership allows Delta Chi to help lead the fight against cancer.

”Efforts by Delta Chi to raise money for The V Foundation will continue this fall. Already, using just nine chapters in a pilot program, the Fraternity has raised over $14,000 in less than eight months for the fight against cancer.

Since 1998, Delta Chi chapters and colonies have contributed more than 223,000 man-hours to community service and have raised more than $1 million for charitable organizations. This new partnership with The V Foundation will allow Delta Chi to focus those efforts towards benefiting a single cause and organization.While The V Foundation is the preferred charitable organization, chapters and colonies are still able to raise resources or services for any other local or international charitable organization.