Posts Tagged ‘Relay for Life’

In Brief: September 2009

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma recently held their 2nd annual Rent-a-Puppy event to raise money for Relay For Life. The ladies collected roughly $185 for their cause.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon and Pi Beta Phi will host their annual date action in November. All proceeds will be donated.
  • Our newest feature in The Mu is Greek Spotlight. Each month we will highlight outstanding  members of Greek life here at Monmouth College that we think you should know about.

Greek life joins the fight against cancer

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The Monmouth College Relay for Life is always a successful event and this year was no exception.  Relay for Life began on Friday, April 3 at 6 PM and concluded on Saturday, April 4 at 6 AM.  The students of Monmouth raised $13,000 for the American Cancer Society, and a vast number of students spent some of the twelve hours in the Huff Center.  With numerous games and activities, everyone stayed busy and awake for the long twelve-hour stretch. 

This year’s Relay had a circus theme. The activities committee chairs, Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Kayce Deroo and Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Jack Clifford, ran games typically found at a circus or carnival.  Also a highlight was guest speaker, Alyssa Lewellen, a former Monmouth College student and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, who gave a moving speech about her own fight with cancer.

A wonderful aspect of Relay for Life is that the Greek involvement is always tremendous.  Of all the teams involved, the seven Greek organizations on campus seemed to overwhelm everyone else. 

Relay for Life not only shows the strong points of Greek life and their wanting to serve and give back, but also gives the community of Monmouth College a real look at how important Greek life is to our campus. μ

Matt Bentley ‘10