20 Sep Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation GALA by Xi Chapter
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is a leading organization that funds type 1 diabetes research. The goal of the organization is to focus on the effort to end Type 1 Diabetes. Their mission is to “accelerate the life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes and its complications”. JDRF is the national philanthropy of Delta Epsilon Psi Inc. The fraternity’s connection to JDRF started back in 2006, when a brother from our founding chapter, University of Texas, Vishal Bhagat passed away. Vishal Bhagat coped with Type 1 Diabetes his whole life, but he still set out a goal to create awareness and to find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Delta Epsilon Psi has annually donated over $50,000 to help find a cure and raise awareness.
The brothers at Xi Chapter of Delta Epsilon Ps Inc. had the chance to help out Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through their annual Gala that is held in Philadelphia. For the last several years, the brothers at Xi Chapter have helped set up the Gala, in the morning, before the showcase at night. This year, on May 20th, our entire active body went to the Hyatt at Bellevue to help the event coordinators set up tables and chairs and rearrange the gifts that were donated. Our brothers divided into different areas of the room and organize these gifts for the event later on that night where they will be auctioned off to raise money for JDRF. The gifts include vacations trips, sports memorabilia, wine sets, and electronics and so on.
This event is very important to the brothers of Xi Chapter of Delta Epsilon Psi Inc. Though other efforts such as fundraising money to donate to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are accomplished, the brothers find this event to be joyful and important to their fraternity and to the cause itself. It allows us to have a more of a connection to the foundation as we help set up to fundraise money. Though the Gala is a service event that we do every year, this past year has been a successful one as we have accomplished to donate over $1000 as Xi Chapter to the cause.
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