For the first time since 2013, Sigma Chi at the University of Central Florida is holding its national philanthropy benefiting the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
This week-long event running from Feb. 16 to Feb. 20 is designed to create a fun and competitive philanthropic experience for the sororities that participate in the events, along with any other groups that would be willing to donate.
Sororities of UCF compete against each other in events such as “backwards serenades” in which sorority members sing to Fraternity members, and “Sign a Sig” in which Sorority sisters donate a dollar to sign a shirt worn by a Sigma Chi Member to gain points and win the week-long competition.
With this friendly competition comes awareness for Cancer research, as the Huntsman Institute, which specializes in groundbreaking cancer research and outstanding patient care, is directly benefited.
There are also non-greek events that those wanting to contribute to the cause can participate in. The Derby Days Banquet will be held in the Cape Florida Ballroom in the student union this Friday at 7 p.m. For $15 undergrads (or $25 for alumni), guests can enjoy a full dinner and dessert, opportunities for raffles and more.
Donations can be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute through the Sigma Chi Philanthropy Chair’s personal fundraising page here.