October was a busy month at MSOE, specifically for a few of our student organizations who lent a helping hand for a cause near and dear to many people’s hearts: breast cancer. Many organizations on campus support breast cancer awareness throughout the year by participating in walks for Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society. However, two groups really go over the top to promote awareness.
Lambda Zeta Nu Sorority hosts Spike for a Cure annually, with the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for a Cure. This year’s volleyball tournament was hosted on Sunday, October 21st. This year LZN had a record breaking 15 teams participate! The all-day event was packed with fun and games, and everyone was in high spirits because they were playing for a good cause. The winning team (and defending champions), Campeones Reces, won in a tough game against the second place team, Boss. Overall, the event raised almost $700!
Phi Delta Chi Sorority hosted its annual Pink Party on Friday, October 26th. Venders from around the area, including Tupperware and Lia Sophia, joined PDC in raising money by donating part of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen. There was also a Silent Auction held of baskets donated by many organizations and individual donors. One of the many creative themed baskets put together by Tau Sigma Nu Fraternity, named “Saving Second Base”, included brewer’s gear and peanuts.
Overall, MSOE is a very philanthropic campus! Many student organizations volunteer and raise money for a multitude of good causes such as Susan G. Komen, Special Olympics, and St. Baldrick’s. It is the mission of many student organizations at MSOE to give back to the community and support many causes through a variety of efforts as well as service and outreach projects.