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More than $65,000 raised for American Cancer Society

More than $65,000 raised for American Cancer Society

In 2015, Phi Theta Kappa chapters raised $65,860 for the American Cancer Society through participation in Relay For Life events. The Top 10 fundraising chapters were recognized during an Educational Forum Friday morning, April 8, at NerdNation 2016.

This brings the 13-year fundraising total to more than $3.8 million. Phi Theta Kappa chapters began fundraising for the American Cancer Society in 2002, and it is the longest and most robust partnership the nonprofit has had with a member-based organization.

“We are so impressed with the level of continued commitment Phi Theta Kappa members invest in our fight against cancer and are inspired by their enthusiasm and genuine philanthropy,” said Kristen Solt, Vice President of the Hope Lodge Network with the American Cancer Society. “There is a spirit of service within Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Cancer Society is honored to count Phi Theta Kappa as a true partner in our work.”

Forty-seven chapters and 514 team members participated in Relay For Life events during 2015 and committed over 10,000 hours to their efforts. 

The Top 10 fundraising chapters in 2015 were:

Alpha Nu Omega
Harrisburg Area Community College
Alumni, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses

Rho Kappa
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Alpha Mu Tau
Collin College
Frisco, Texas

Alpha Lambda Alpha
Hillsborough Community College – Brandon campus
Tampa, Florida

Beta Theta Omicron
Skyline College
San Bruno, California

Upsilon Eta
Florida Community College
Jacksonville, Florida

Beta Gamma Chi
Coconino Community College
Flagstaff, Arizona

Omicron Psi
Grayson College
Denison, Texas

Alpha Chi Eta
Salt Lake Community College
Taylorsville, Utah

Beta Theta Kappa
Butte College
Oroville, California

Additionally, the Beta Beta Omicron Chapter from Eastern Maine Community College organized a Relay For Life event on its campus. Total funds raised from the event reached $9,000.

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