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Looking for ways to Honor Women's History Month? We got a few.

Looking for ways to Honor Women's History Month?

We got a few ideas.  

By Alicia Bustillos, VP Public Affairs
 

March is Women’s History Month and looking back at some of the amazing things women have accomplished in history (especially in the last year) can bring up some feelings of, what can I do to celebrate Women’s History Month? How can I honor my fellow woman?

Kappa Delta Chi is united through service, and one of the best ways to celebrate this month is by serving your fellow women. Here is one way I plan on celebrating Women’s History Month and a few others that can make a huge impact on your communities.

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KDChi announces Leslie Salinas, 20, of UCLA Extension as an honorary sister - April 2017

KAPPA DELTA CHI SORORITY INC. WELCOMES LESLIE SALINAS OF UCLA AS HONORARY SISTER 

Contact: Connie Ann Tucker, KDChi VP of Records [email protected]KappaDeltaChi.org

April 19, 2017 - Sisters, it is with pleasure that the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.'s National Membership Committee announces Leslie Salinas, 20, of the University of California, Los Angeles Extension as an honorary sister. This distinction is an honor extended to the most extraordinary individuals across the nation. Nominated by our Southern California Alumnae Chapter, Leslie Salinas is an outstanding example of a leader who exemplifies what it is to be a KDChi. Salinas was selected for her outstanding contributions to the [email protected] and disability communities and for dedicating her life to serving others.

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KDCHi News Updates

A few news updates on what's been going on with our KDChi family:

• 11/18/16 KDChi Alpha Xi co-hosts a blood drive and offers tips on donating.

• 9/13/16 KDChi Auburn Univ. interest group seeks to diversify campus

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THE CITY OF RENO, NEVADA CELEBRATED KDCHI DAY FEBRUARY 27

For Immediate Release Feb. 29, 2016                              

Contact: Gina Garcia, Vice President of Public Affairs 

THE CITY OF RENO, NEVADA CELEBRATED KDCHI DAY FEBRUARY 27

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KDChi sister and Civil Rights Legend, Dolores Huerta to be honored at Smithsonian

One Life: Dolores Huerta

 

July 3, 2015 – May 15, 2016

Museum: Smithsonian Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C.

Location: 1st Floor, East

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KDChi Supports Community service emphasis in "Cesar Chavez" Movie

KDCHI SUPPORTS COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPHASIS AND DEPICTION OF DOLORES HUERTA  

IN "CESAR CHAVEZ" MOVIE       

 
For Immediate Release:

 

LUBBOCK, Texas - Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to support the depiction of our sister's, Dolores Huerta, instrumental role to the founding of the United Farm Workers Association in the upcoming film "Cesar Chavez".

The film was directed by actor Diego Luna (star of "Y Tu Mama Tambien") and co-stars Rosario Dawson as Dolores Huerta, Michael Peña as Cesar Chavez and America Ferrera as Helen Chavez and is set for release in theaters across the nation on March 28, 2014.

 


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KDChi's Alpha Eta Chapter interviewed for their participation in fundraiser

Kudos to KDChi's Alpha Eta Chapter at the University of Reno for helping to organize a Susan G Komen Breast Cancer fundraiser and for hosting several booths for this Susan G. Komen Fundraiser.

See the TV News Report from KRNV in Reno, Nevada, Kappa Delta Chi Sisters were interviewed twice within the story. 

http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/Cancer-survivor-dances-for-breast-cancer-awareness/apOC8oQ2AEmHAmw

Reno, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) Kathy Howard is a teacher with the Washoe County School District and she's celebrating being cancer free since 2005. Howard decided what a better way to celebrate and spread breast cancer awareness then to dance."When you're going through chemo, you can’t move at all so being able to come out here today and keep up with these women at this tremendous, incredible pace and keep moving for an hour plus is an incredible feet," Howard says.

She’s talking about zumba.The zumba Party in Pink event was held at the Grand Sierra Resort Sunday afternoon to help spread breast cancer awareness."It all has a positive effect on your body, your mind and your soul and so people who come to zumba classes it's just infectious," zumba instructor and event organizer Veronica Lebednik says.300 men and women of all ages showed up in support.

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KDChi at Clarkson helps NY's Action Angels

KDChi at Clarkson among Group who Volunteered to make a difference with the Action Angels

Action Angels collect 6,000 rolls of toilet paper in St. Lawrence County

Friday, June 1, 2012 

To the Editor of North Country Now Newspaper:

During the month of March, St. Lawrence County Community Action Angels sponsored a county-wide toilet paper drive.

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Kappa Delta Chi Pi Chapter Hosts Successful Longhorn Leaders Day

Kappa Delta Chi Pi Chapter Hosts Successful Longhorn Leaders Day

For Immediate Release:
April 26, 2010 (Austin, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc is proud to announce that it's Award Winning, Pi Chapter at the University of Texas at Austin hosted their Annual Longhorn Leaders Day (LLD) conference on Saturday April 23rd. The theme for this year's event was inspired by the quote: 

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll still land amongst the stars."

That quote KDChi describes women that have broken down barriers and become successful in their chosen careers without giving up on their aspirations.

LLD is a conference geared towards young women who are emerging leaders in the community. This conference provides an opportunity for young women to learn more about high school and college life. High school students attended workshops geared towards college preparation including the do's and don'ts about filling out college applications, financial aid, resume building and acquiring recommendation letters. Middle school students attended workshops geared towards self-discovery and independence.

Notable UT faculty, KDChi alumni and honorary women throughout our community coordinated and lead the workshops. Finally, there was a panel discussion, where successful women from all backgrounds answered questions about their experience and shared personal stories. Breakfast and Lunch were provided.

Viridiana Medellin is a KDCHi sister who took on the role of planning the annual event and shared the following, "Kappa Delta Chi prides itself on producing, enhancing, and cultivating leadership. The following letter is from a parent of a young lady who attended the conference and I just wanted to share it with you all to see the impact that we all made Saturday. I couldn't say it enough how grateful I was for all of the support. It is events like this that make us the sorority that we are."

"Sent: Sun, April 25, 2010
Subject: Thank You

Dear Viridiana,

Thank you for all your time which was devoted to the Longhorn Leaders Day. Rebekkah told me that she is able to use the information from the workshops, panelists, and interaction. I especially liked the panelists. Perhaps they were more meaningful to the parents, as I could totally relate to their stories in many aspects.

Both Rebekkah and I didn't know what to expect. As with some organizations, there is a tendency to be "a lot of fluff" and no real substance. Again, thank you for your dedication and down-to-earth outreach program.

Sincerely,
Barbara Sheridan"

Not only did the chapter produce such a terrific event, they also were awarded Latino Leadership Council's *Best Unity Award* of all Multicultural Greek Council & the coordinator of the LLD program Viridiana Medellin won the Bravo Award for *Best Role Model*.

Since 1987, KDChi has been helping young women realize the dream of a higher education by providing them with the tools to become successful women and leaders. Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501c7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. KDChi was founded on April 6, 1987 at Texas Tech University. You may visit us on the web at www.KappaDeltaChi.org.

KDChi Alpha Delta Community Service

KDChi's Alpha Delta Chapter takes part in ACS, Relay for Life Campaign.


Relay for Life campaign A Success

By Rey Sifuentes Jr., The Kingsville Record and Bishop News

The American Cancer Society’s 2010 Relay for Life crusade kicked off with a ‘Survivor’s Dinner’ at the Henrietta Memorial Center on March 4, 2010.An attendance consisting of 60 cancer survivors along with 90 caregivers, sponsors and volunteers made the event a great success. This year’s theme is ‘A World with More Birthdays’.

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KDChi, SMU commits to raising $1,987 for ACS

Kappa Delta Chi's, Upsilon Chapter at SMU commits to fundraising  $1,987 in Relay For Life benefiting the American Cancer Society. It is a HUGE event at SMU and will take place on April 9th from 4pm-4am.

Any KDChi sister is welcome to come and visit Dallas in the meantime! Sisters take care of sisters. We would greatly appreciate if you can forward this to the rest of our sisters in your respective chapters so that we may raise as much money as possible. Any amount helps!

We are really excited about this and look forward to any support you can provide. We're hoping to raise atleast the amount of $1,987 to commemorate our founding date! Please visit our donation site and contribute whatever you can!

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KDChi Zeta Chapter Serves the Community

KDChi Zeta hosts Kickball Tournament to benefit cancer victims

by Leslie Howland of the Houstonian

Issue date: 4/12/05 Section: Campus News


Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. will host the first co-ed KDKickball tournament to benefit the American Cancer Society on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Emancipation Park.

Teams consist of 10 players, two alternate players, and a team coach. The cost to participate is $10 per person on the team. The fee includes lunch and a team shirt.

Teams will be able to choose a color for their team shirts that will designate their team in the tournament. The tournament will be a single elimination tournament with consolation bracket. Trophies, ribbons, and other prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Claudia Gutierrez, event coordinator, encourages all students and organizations to participate as well as members of the Huntsville community. Interested organizations include the Huntsville Police Department, Huntsville Fire Department, and student organizations.

Gutierrez said, "This is a great opportunity for people to have fun, build morale and comradery, while still helping out a great cause."

Other universities that participate in the event include the University of Houston and Texas A&M. KDKickball is the sorority's campaign to raise money for its national philanthropy.

The money raised through team registration and fundraising will benefit the American Cancer Society.

The sorority's national foundation Web site in 2003 said the foundation donated $7,500 to the American Cancer Society in support of Relay for Life/Relevo por la vida, and in 2004, and $5,000 was donated in support of various outreach efforts that ACS sponsors for the minority community.

People interested in participating can register April 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the LSC, room 321, or e-mail KDChi at [email protected] ATTN: KDKickball.

KDChi celebra Sirviendo La communidad

KDChi celebra La Emerald Gala para apoya el servicio a la comunidad Latina

Dec. 2009, escrito por Alexandria Harris

Estudiantes latinos, antiguos alumnos, e invitados se reunieron en medio de una serie de plata y verde para celebrar la Primera Gala Anual de esmeralda patrocinado por el asociación de mujeres, Kappa Delta Chi. El evento fue gratis y los invitados se vestieron como las hermanas servido, se refirió, y destacó la importancia de servicio a la comunidad.

“Hemos decidido acoger la Gala Esmeralda, porque creemos que hay muchas personas y organizaciones, como nuestro asociación de mujeres, Kappa Delta Chi, que sirven a los campus de Madison y la comunidad, y que todos ellos merecen ser reconocidos por sus contribuciones pendientes,” la presidente Melissa Vasquez dijo.
“El servicio es importante porque no sólo le permiten devolver a la comunidad, sino que también abre los ojos de las personas a las diferentes perspectivas y les permite aprender de experiencias diversas y el pueblo,” Lexy Smigielski, el servicio de silla de Kappa Delta Chi, dijo.
Orador invitado Sharon Younkin informó a la audiencia que los estudiantes aprenden sobre el vínculo entre los servicios y académicos, están los funcionarios públicos. Ella examinó principalmente la esperanza y la capacidad de la comunidad para hacer del mundo un cambio de barrio en un momento si todo el mundo se han comprometido a servicio. “Nuestro país se enfrenta a retos y oportunidades al entrar en un nuevo sistema federal de la promoción de un programa de servicio,” Younkin señaló.

La noche continuó con la presentación de un servicio puesto en el capítulo de las hermanas Luz Arroyo y Lexy Smigielski. Las damas mostraron un power point con una definición de servicio de aprendizaje, que consiste en una reflexión para un mejor servicio del individuo, y, entonces, otra reflexión después de determinar lo que podría haber sido mejorado con el proyecto.

Kappa Delta Chi es una asociación de mujeres se centró en servir a la comunidad hispana y tiene el más fuerte red de líderes latinas en el país. Desde 1987, KDChi ha estado ayudando a las jóvenes latinas lograr el sueño de una educación superior y se convierten en éxito de las mujeres dirigentes. Lo largo de los años, Kappa Delta Chi ha crecido para incluir a las mujeres de otras culturas y etnias y tiene capítulos en todo el país.
Uno de los proyectos de las hermanas fue viajar a Milwaukee para dar los exámenes de mama a las mujeres. Se asoció con la Asociación Americana de Cáncer y también ver los niños mientras las madres asistieron a una Conferencia Mujer Latina para aprender más acerca de cómo estar sano.

“Hay un enorme número de voluntarios que existen oportunidades, pero a veces puede ser abrumadora. Al tratar de encontrar oportunidades específicas de los intereses del pueblo, creo que ayudar a la gente a encontrar oportunidades de voluntariado que realmente tienen una pasión por la,” Smigielski explicó.
La presidente Melissa Vásquez presentó los premios para dos personas pendientes de pago para el servicio a la comunidad, Natalie y Mack Taylor Sorenberg, que recibió doscientos cincuenta dólares. También presentó un premio de quinientos dólares para Sigma Lambda Gamma, una organización que hizo una gran cantidad de trabajo para la comunidad.

“Somos una organización dedicada al servicio de la universidad y la comunidad minoritaria con un especial énfasis en la población hispana debido a esto muchas de las organizaciones filantrópicas y las oportunidades que hemos presentado, la participación de la comunidad latina,” Vásquez afirmó.

KDChi Alumnae & Undergrads Collaborate in ACS, Relay For Life

KDChi Alumnae & Undergrads Collaborate in ACS, Relay For Life

(Dallas, TX) Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is proud to announce a joint Effort for the Dallas/Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter who will team up with the Upsilon Chapter at Southern Methodist University to support the American Cancer Society, Relay For Life.

Fighting cancer is a team effort. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us can do alone. At the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, the KDChi team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event-because cancer never sleeps. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length. The ACS Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

By joining or donating to the team, you can be a part of a life-changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Please make a donation, or join their team in support to help the sisters of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. create a world where cancer can no longer claim another year of anyone's life.

Comprehensive cancer information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through 1.800.ACS.2345 or visit them at www.cancer.org.

In Greek Unity,

Raquel Guerrero
Chapter DFW Alumnae
choice Alumnae
Email [email protected]

 

The American Cancer Society was chosen as the official philanthropy of Kappa Delta Chi because we believe that cancer awareness, early detection and cancer research are extremely important health issues in our communities. Our support and monetary donations are placed in minority and Latino outreach efforts for the support of the Latino population's needs.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. is a Latina founded, 501 c 7, national sorority who aims to achieve professional development, academic excellence, and graduation of all its members; an organization dedicated to community service to their local university communities with an emphasis on the Hispanic/Latino population. You may visit us on the web at www.KappaDeltaChi.org.

KDChi Zeta Chapter SHSU Community Service

KDChi, Zeta Chapter at SHSU Helps prepare students for a Safe Spring Break

R.I.D.D. Week Begins.

Issue date: 3/9/10 

SHSU Houstonian Online, By: Shawn Ramsey - Contributing Writer

Next week is R.I.D.D. Week, also known as Reducing Irresponsible Drinking and Drugs Week, at Sam Houston State University. The SHSU University Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative, along with the National Health Education Honorary, Eta Sigma Gamma, fraternity Omega Delta Phi, and the Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority is hosting the annual event all week until Friday in order to prepare students for a safe spring break.

"The goal for the week is to insure that our students can make good, rational decisions about drugs and alcohol with the help of scientific studies of the dangers of using these harmful substances," said SHSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative Director, Rosanne Keathley.

The theme for R.I.D.D. this year is "myths of drugs and alcohol." Every day next week in the LSC Mall area on campus, and other locations, these myths will be daily theme of activities for that day:

o The week was originally scheduled to kick off on Monday, March 8 with "Truth or Consequences?" along with the myth that drugs and alcohol can enhance sexual, physical and academic performance. However, due to inclement weather, all events scheduled yesterday were cancelled.

o Tuesday, March 9 the theme is "Advertising doesn't affect your personal choices."

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., R.I.D.D. is hosting a "Swap meet" where students can bring items with alcohol or drug references and exchange those items for SHSU merchandise. Also from 10:00 to 2:00 there is a scheduled scavenger hunt that will allow students to win prizes as they advance through the search.

o Wednesday, March 10, the theme is "Get high" in a different way from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every kite needs a "tale," students are asked to come share them and fly high! The second theme of the day is "Designated Drivers Don't Drink," campus wide from 10:00 until noon; catch the Kat Kab with Student Activities for free prizes.

o Thursday, March 11 theme is "Save a Life" with the myth "It won't happen to me." There will be a webcast with Nicole Martingano, survivor of a near-death experience with alcohol from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in a location to be determined later. The second theme and myth of the day is "Alcohol-emia" also known as the "Alcohol Diet." Members of the National Health Education Honorary, Eta Sigma Gamma, will teach students the tricks behind dieting without the use of alcohol or other dangerous substances.

The festivities wrap up on Friday, March 12, with a reality check of the myth, "Spring Break doesn't count." Students can join with members of Kappa Delta Chi and Omega Delta Phi in navigating a safety maze from 10:00 am until 1pm.

"With the R.I.D.D. week, we are hoping, ultimately, that students will be able to make positive decisions, like avoiding driving drunk, riding with friends who have been drinking, binge drinking, and staying away from all types of drugs that can be harmful," said Keathley.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the SHSU Ladies Softball game against the Monmouth Hawks at 3:30 on Wednesday March 10th at the Softball Complex on campus. The first 100 students to attend will receive a free official R.I.D.D. t-shirt to help promote the fight against alcohol and drug abuse.

"We would love to have everyone come out and participate in the week's activities. It is important to have students advocate to other students about the dangers of drinking alcohol or partaking of harmful drugs," said Keathley.

KDChi Alpha Beta Chapter Lends a Hand

The Alpha Beta Chapter Lends a Hand at the Comfort House Walk-A-Thon 2010


McAllen, TX (February 27, 2010) – On an chilly Saturday morning, the sisters of the Alpha Beta Chapter gathered at the Doc Neuhaus Park across the street from the McAllen Comfort House to set up and prepare for the 9th Annual Walk-A-Thon. Even before the sun came out at 6 in the morning, the sisters helped out with setting up tents, bringing out food and supplies, and decorating the park with balloons and posters to prepare for the day.

The Comfort house is a non-profit ten-bed residence for people in their final phase of terminal illness. The Annual Walk-A-Thon is the largest fundraiser that the Comfort House hosts where people of all ages join together for an inspirational 3-mile walk to honor the life, courage, and memories of loved ones. Those who participate in the Walk-A-Thon help raise money to support the Comfort House to provide care to terminally ill patients and their families throughout the lower Rio Grande Valley. As soon as the sun came out and the park was finally set up for the event, fellow runners, their friends, and families gathered at the registration booths and participated in pre-event activities. The sisters of the Alpha Beta Chapter were in charge of running two booths, one for face painting and the other for the cakewalk. Some sisters helped out with other booths as well such as the photo booth, where participants took pictures in front of the Comfort House Walk-A-Thon banner as a remembrance for the event.

A few of the sisters showcased their creative side and their talents by face painting for children, teens, and adults at the Walk-A-Thon. Many of the participants asked to have the logos of their school mascot painted on their faces to show their school spirit while others had symbols like hearts and stars to represent their loved ones or those whom they are walking for. While a number of the Alpha Beta Chapters were face painting, the other sisters ran the cakewalk, which of course had a very good turnout. Many participants were eager to play this game to win the many cakes and pastries that were donated by the sisters of the Alpha Beta Chapter and other donors. When 9:30 a.m. rolled around, the participants gathered around the stage for a group stretch to warm up their cold muscles and get ready for the 3-mile walk. As soon as the Walk-A-Thon started, other booths were also preparing for the return of the runners. There were booths with free massages, booths with fruits and refreshments, and even a booth where they had sausages-on-a-stick. The Comfort House Walk-A-Thon band also started playing tunes to entertain those who were at the event. Some sisters even participated in line dancing and enjoyed the bright day.

The event ended when the last runners were back where they started. After finishing up the 3-mile walk, they received ribbons for participating. These ribbons served as tokens of appreciation for supporting this fundraising event. The sisters of the Alpha Beta Chapter closed up their booths and helped with taking tents down after the event. Overall, the Comfort House Walk-A-Thon was a great success where Kappa Delta Chi will always serve with a smile. For more information please contact Irish Bautista or e-mail [email protected]

KDChi's Alpha Sigma Chapter Will Dance for Charity


The sisters of Kappa Delta Chi's Alpha Sigma Chapter at Florida State University will take part in Dance Marathon, an annual FSU event held to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network and Shands Hospital.

Dance Marathon at FSU is the university's largest student-run philanthropy. February 12th through February 14th, over 1000 student volunteers (called "dancers") will stand for 40 hours, divided into two 20 hour shifts. Money is raised for Children's Miracle Network at Shands Children's Hospital and The FSU College of Medicine's pediatric outreach programs. 100% of the proceeds directly benefit the children of Tallahassee and surrounding areas. For the first time, these students will stand for a total of 40 hours in one weekend! FSU students are giving an entirely new meaning to Dance Marathon by staying on their feet for as many hours as one would during an entire work week. An additional 1,000 volunteers and over 3,000 visitors will attend the event, including children treated at Shands Hospital.

KDChi's Alpha Sigma Chapter has seven Sisters participating in Dance Marathon, more than any other organization within their Multi-cultural Greek Council. "I'm proud that not only is our Alpha Sigma Chapter the newest organization within their MGC council, but they are also standouts in their university and local community for their amazing service contributions," said Gina Garcia, KDChi's VP of Public Affairs.

In fourteen years, DM at FSU has raised over $2 million through the annual Dance Marathon event. Without the support of campus organizations and student volunteers, Dance Marathon would not be where it is today. You're cordially invited to become a part of the KDChi team as they "Give a Weekend, Save a Life," and help the kids of our community.

Support KDChi, FSU, in their efforts to raise money for the Children for Children's Miracle Network and Shands Hospital. Below there is a link onto how to donate to our page.

Thank you in advance for your support,

For the kids,
Kappa Delta Chi, Alpha Sigma Chapter at Florida State University









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KDCHI SISTER SOLDIER WALKS FOR ALS

Congrats to Kappa Delta Chi sister and Army soldier, Lisa Corella originally from Delta Chapter who is newly engaged and is participating in the ALS walk on 17 Oct in Baltimore, MD. If you'd like to support her participation in the walk, please visit:http://fightals.alsinfo.org/goto/lisa
Lisa is currently stationed at Ft. Meade and resides in Laurel, MD. Here is additional information on the cause she's supporting...

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, attacks and kills the nerve cells which control muscle movement (motor neurons). Over time, people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease lose the ability to move, to speak, to swallow and finally to breathe. Patients in the later stages of Lou Gehrig’s Disease are completely paralyzed; yet their minds are generally not impaired and often remains sharp despite the progressive degenerating condition of the body.

Over 5,000 people in the U.S. are newly diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease each year (about 15 new cases a day), about the same rate as multiple sclerosis. As many as 30,000 Americans have Lou Gehrig’s Disease at any given time and the disease most often strikes between the ages of 40 and 70. Lou Gehrig’s Disease occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. Recent studies have shown that military veterans are more likely to develop Lou Gehrig’s Disease, although the reasons for this are not yet known.

Alpha Beta Chapter hosts Custodian Appreciation Day

Sorority hosts Custodian Appreciation Day
By Lori Ann Prado, Intern
956/381-2741
Posted 04/16/2009

Kappa Delta Chi sorority showed their gratitude for University custodians during the seventh annual Custodian Appreciation Day BBQ at The University of Texas Pan American on April 16.
 
“I think a lot of people tend to overlook the little things. They do a lot for this campus; our grounds are very clean and it’s nice to have a clean university, and we’re letting them know that we see that,” said Jo Ann Gutierrez, Kappa Delta Chi service officer and junior premed major.
BBQ plates were served to University custodians from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Martha Jauregui, manager of custodial services, said her favorite part of the event was that the majority of custodians, whether they work the day or evening shifts, were able to unite for the event.

“I’m really amazed that they do this on their own. I started with the department in 2000 and I never heard of a sorority or organization that would go out of their way and make a luncheon for the custodians. I’m really touched every year when they do this,” Jauregui said.

Pictured from left to right are Karen Monsivais, junior psychology major and Kappa Delta Chi corresponding secretary, handing out barbecue plates to UTPA custodians Edgar Cantu and Erasmo Singleterry. UTPA custodians enjoyed an afternoon especially for them during Custodian Appreciation Day hosted by Kappa Delta Chi sorority on April 16.

Sisters unify for a cause

Two sororities band together to fight breast cancer

March 19, 2009 by Jorge Labrador

The Rebel Yell (University of Nevada, Las Vegas newspaper)

A little bit of teamwork can go a long way toward a good cause.

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