TKE at Mu-Xi Raises $3,200 During Relay For Life
The Mu-Xi chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon went all in when it came to supporting the campus-organized Relay For Life last April.
Through several initiatives--one of which included the fan favorite "Pie-a-Teke"--the Mu-Xi chapter raised $3,200 toward the campus Relay For Life, more than any other organization. University clubs and outside supporters also contributed to the cause and helped the group raise more than $14,000 for Relay For Life.
The 12-hour event took place from 8am-8pm on Saturday, April 16. Food, live entertainment, games and activities were all present to keep the energy high for participants to walk a local track throughout the event.
The concept behind Relay For Life originated in May 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Fast-forward to today, the event is spotted annually on hundreds of campuses across the United States and has raised nearly $5 billion to date.
“As a fraternity, we have the constant desire and drive to give back to our community,” said Frater Jesse Rodriguez, chapter Histor. “We all know someone affected by cancer, and what this event does is remind us that we are not alone in this fight. There are people all over the world who have been affected by cancer. By demonstrating our support and raising thousands of dollars for treatment, it gives us the hope we need to continue the battle.”
Frater Rodriguez shared that brothers from the Mu-Xi chapter carried the Fraternity's flag on the track throughout the course of the event.
“Cancer never rests and neither do we.”