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Lambda Sigma Chapter raises over $23,000

Thursday, February 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Thomas Fox
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The Lambda Sigma Chapter at Pepperdine University raised over $23,000 at their annual Psi U Think You Can Dance Philanthropic Event last week. This unique event has dance teams, formed by various student organizations, competing against one another and raising money for Conquer Paralysis Now.

This is the 11th year the chapter has held the event, and it has grown tremendously in size and success, becoming one of the largest events on Pepperdine's campus. The Lambda Sigma chapter has a lot of advance work to do, recruiting student organizations to participate and create dance teams. The week before the actual event is spent with brothers tabling and selling tickets as well as holding smaller events to build anticipation for the philanthropy.

In 2000, Conquer Paralysis Now began as the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. Sam Schmidt '86 was the first president of Psi Upsilon at Pepperdine and became paralyzed after a professional race car accident. Schmidt funded research and provided advocacy and programs for patients with spinal cord injuries. With the ultimate goal of finding a cure for paralysis, Schmidt launched Conquer Paralysis Now in 2014.

Josh Vorhees '18, President of the chapter said, “It means so much that the community comes together for a cause that we all care about deeply. Being able to raise money for philanthropic causes makes your heart full.”

Read more about the event here.

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