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Old 07-11-2014, 10:40 PM
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More on St. Jude and Raising Funds

Major fundraising campaigns such as those for universities do have what is known as a "quiet period" when major donors commit to large donations in advance of the campaign total announcement.

Tri Delta just completed the last campaign a short time ago. There was no quiet period. Chapters raise money at all sorts of events. Examples of these are pancake breakfasts, golf tournaments, baseball tournaments, charity runs, teeter totter contests and bake sales. Alumnae have dinner dances, sell holiday wreaths, St. Jude walks, charity breakfasts, online auctions, plant sales and other fundraisers. Some of these events involve alumnae and collegiate chapters working together.

Tri Delta is just one of the supporters of St. Jude Hospital. Chili's, Sigma Nu, Dominos Pizza, Radio One, Univision and other organizations have made pledges. It costs $1.8 million per day to run the hospital. Public donations provide 75% of the funds received each year. St. Jude is the only National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.

St. Jude is a research hospital. Progress has been made in the fight against children's cancers. Overall survival rate for all children's cancers is now 80%. The survival rate of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer, has gone from 4% to 94% today.

It is positive part of Greek life to learn about the efforts of all NPC national organizations which provide support to charities through the efforts of both alumnae and collegiate chapters.

Last edited by Football Fan; 07-11-2014 at 10:54 PM.
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