DERBY DAYS SUPPORTS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
Derby Days is Sigma Chi’s largest philanthropy with chapters across the country raising $2 million last year for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Delta Delta’s goal in 2017 is to raise $20,000 for cancer research through their Derby Day’s events.
Derby Days To Be Held in Spring
Delta Delta’s Derby Days activities will be held in the spring with the involvement of many of Purdue’s sororities. Throughout the week long event the Sigs and sororities will hold fun activities to raise donations and educate the community on the research being done by the Huntsman Institute. The week will conclude with the Sigs sponsoring a campus wide concert held at the Lafayette Theatre. The concert will create excitement for Derby Days and the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
The brothers will be promoting the concert and other fundraising activities to the entire Purdue student body in the weeks leading up to Derby Days.
Alumni Support Sought
Delta Delta’s goal is to join Sigma Chi’s $20K Club. Each brother is working to raise money from friends and family as well as approaching local businesses to sponsor this event. In addition the undergraduates are asking our alumni to support this worthy endeavor through their own individual contributions or by helping to sponsor Derby Days.
Sponsorships are at three levels: Platinum, Gold, and Silver, and priced at $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 respectively. Sponsor’s names will be displayed throughout events and on campus, on banners, t-shirts, and flyers.
Off to a Good Start
To date the chapter has raised $5000 with the help of one major alumni sponsor. If you or your company is interested in supporting Derby Day’s or obtaining more information, please contact Richard Chen, Derby Days Co-Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.