TKE Nation - The American Cancer Society Thanks You
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
We recently received a letter from Bonnie Shewcraft telling us about the amount of support Fraters across TKE Nation provide to ACS. Bonnie is the National Relay For Life Manager - Youth Integration with the American Cancer Society. Discussing the TKE participation this past year, Bonnie had this to say:
“On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I want to say thank you!”
She further shares that, as they closed their 2017 event season, they realized that 67 TKE chapters participated in college Relay For Life events across the country - those chapters raised $51,667! Thank you to all the Fraters who continue to support these great causes. You are making a difference.
Tau Kappa Epsilon supports many philanthropic causes. And while some may receive more attention than others, we are eternally grateful to our Fraters. TKE Nation takes great pride in every ounce of energy that our Fraters put toward making a difference in their communities.
Frater Ronald Reagan once said, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
At Conclave 2017, in a single morning, our Fraters provided a total of 4,032 man hours to the city of New Orleans. Since 2009, we have raised over 2.5 million dollars for St. Jude alone. And this school year, on campuses all across the continent, our Fraters are rolling up their sleeves to serve their communities.
Bonnie tells us that there are currently, over 370 college campuses hosting Relay For Life events - the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. These events provide a venue for leadership development, a place to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those lost to cancer and provide a way for students to participate in meaningful service and philanthropy in the college community.
The difference that you can make in the lives of others is limited only by your own imagination.
Consider the American Cancer Society. The money our chapters raised helps to fund dozens of programs. Programs like Road to Recovery, which provides free rides to cancer treatment. Or Hope Lodge, which provides a free place to stay when treatment is far away, and so much more.
If you would like to learn more about the philanthropic causes that we support, please visit: https://www.tke.org/resources/service
Or you contact us at TKEOGC@tke.org to discuss what you can do to increase your chapter's philanthropic efforts.