9 April More than $65,000 raised for American Cancer Society April 9, 2016By Erin Cogswell General American Cancer Society, blog, NerdNation 0 Tweet In 2015, Phi Theta Kappa chapters raised $65,860 for the American Cancer Society through participation in Relay For Life events. The Top 10 fundraising chapters were recognized during an Educational Forum Friday morning, April 8, at NerdNation 2016. This brings the 13-year fundraising total to more than $3.8 million. Phi Theta Kappa chapters began fundraising for the American Cancer Society in 2002, and it is the longest and most robust partnership the nonprofit has had with a member-based organization. “We are so impressed with the level of continued commitment Phi Theta Kappa members invest in our fight against cancer and are inspired by their enthusiasm and genuine philanthropy,” said Kristen Solt, Vice President of the Hope Lodge Network with the American Cancer Society. “There is a spirit of service within Phi Theta Kappa, and the American Cancer Society is honored to count Phi Theta Kappa as a true partner in our work.” Forty-seven chapters and 514 team members participated in Relay For Life events during 2015 and committed over 10,000 hours to their efforts. The Top 10 fundraising chapters in 2015 were: Alpha Nu Omega Harrisburg Area Community College Alumni, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York campuses $7,776 Rho Kappa Elgin Community College Elgin, Illinois $4,046 Alpha Mu Tau Collin College Frisco, Texas $4,004 Alpha Lambda Alpha Hillsborough Community College – Brandon campus Tampa, Florida $2,781 Beta Theta Omicron Skyline College San Bruno, California $2,624 Upsilon Eta Florida Community College Jacksonville, Florida $2,630 Beta Gamma Chi Coconino Community College Flagstaff, Arizona $2,413 Omicron Psi Grayson College Denison, Texas $2,280 Alpha Chi Eta Salt Lake Community College Taylorsville, Utah $1,745 Beta Theta Kappa Butte College Oroville, California $1,645 Additionally, the Beta Beta Omicron Chapter from Eastern Maine Community College organized a Relay For Life event on its campus. Total funds raised from the event reached $9,000. Related Posts Relay For Life is ‘part of my journey in life after cancer’ Raise Money, Inspire Leaders at Relays For Life 3 Ways to Recruit More Members Online Membership = Less Work, More Members for Your Chapter Doing More to Help Latino Students Succeed Meet the New AAC Members — and Elect One More Comments are closed.