Philanthropy Events (2016-2017):
Carving for Cancer
Here's a great recap of our fall philanthropy event, Carving for Cancer! We want to thank everyone who came out to the event and supported the Jimmy V Foundation. It was a huge success!
Posted by Delta Chi: Cal Poly Chapter on Sunday, November 6, 2016
On behalf of Delta Chi, we would like to give a huge thanks to everyone who came out and ran the race supporting such a great cause. Jimmy Vk was a big success, and we are excited to be able to keep running the event in the coming years. #JimmyVk #RaceAgainstCancer
Posted by Delta Chi: Cal Poly Chapter on Monday, June 5, 2017
For over a decade, all undergraduate and alumnus members of The Delta Chi Fraternity have joined hands in fighting cancer together and named The V Foundation for Cancer Research as its preferred philanthropic organization. Each year, Delta Chi chapters and colonies raise tens of thousands of dollars for international and local charitable organizations.
Delta Chi: Cal Poly Chapter takes great pride in organizing and hosting fun as well as creative events for the Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo community to come together and support the Jimmy V Cancer Research Foundation.
The V Foundation, named in honor of former basketball coach and cancer victim Jim Valvano, was chosen because of its dedication to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. Because The V Foundation sponsors research and treatments for all forms of cancer, a disease with which almost everyone has a personal connection, a personal relationship will be established with The V Foundation.
“Delta Chi is excited and honored to be working with The V Foundation,” said Steve Bossart, “AA” (International President) of the Fraternity. “Cancer has had an effect on every person’s life in some way. This partnership allows Delta Chi to help lead the fight against cancer.”
From 1998 to 2006, Delta Chi chapters and colonies had contributed more than 223,000 man-hours to community service and have raised more than $1 million for charitable organizations. Its partnership with The V Foundation will allow Delta Chi to focus those efforts towards benefiting a single cause and organization.