Pancakes for Mary Elizabeth
Every Fat Tuesday Tri Delta hosts their annual Pancake Supper event and this past February they hosted another successful dinner! They raised a total of $9,330 dollars in just one night! The entirety of these proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is their main philanthropy. Tri Delta has had an official partnership with St. Jude since 2000. Because St. Jude believes that a family’s only concern should be the wellbeing of their child, the money that is raised goes directly towards paying for treatments, housing, and food for the patients and their families. In July 2014, Tri Delta nationally pledged to raise $60 million in 10 years for St. Jude in order to find a cure and continue saving lives.
This year Pancake Supper was incredibly special. A former Tri Delta’s daughter, Mary Elizabeth Paris, is currently being treated at St. Jude for Leukemia. Throughout the year Tri Delta has been sending Mary Elizabeth ‘ME’ letters to show our support for her! This year the $9,330 dollars we were able to raise for St. Jude was donated in honor of Mary Elizabeth and her fight. This past week Mary Elizabeth reached 100 healthy days since her last bone marrow transplant. This is a miracle! Tri Delta's Panhellenic Delegate Taylor Warwick said "It felt great that this year were able to help not only St. Jude, but also one of our own Tri Delta’s and her family."