Tri Delta Celebrates Raising Over $125,000 for the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk

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Fraternity set fundraising goal in honor of upcoming anniversary.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital supporters in 90 cities across the country joined together to participate in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk, an exciting 5K walk to raise money for the children of St. Jude.

A total of 125 Delta Delta Delta teams, along with their family and friends, participated in the event by walking, volunteering at the walk or raising money virtually. With all of their efforts combined, members raised more than $125,000.

“I am so proud of our members for reaching our goal of raising $125,000 for St. Jude in the Give thanks. Walk in honor of Tri Delta’s upcoming 125th anniversary,” said Fraternity President, Phyllis Grissom, Southern Methodist. “Our collegiate and alumnae members are all passionate about this cause, and it’s amazing to see how much money we can raise when we all unite on one day for one event. I’m excited to see this tradition continue in the upcoming years.”

Tri Delta alumna Tricia DeCamp, Drury, said, “I got involved with the walk because a sorority sister’s daughter, Natalie, a precious 8-year-old, has a brain tumor and is a patient at St. Jude. It was amazing to see all the support from Drury members and others that I didn’t even know. We even had members create teams in other cities in support of Natalie.”

Out of all the Tri Delta participants, the top fundraising team was “Team Natalie” in Kansas City. They raised more than $13,700.

All money raised by Tri Delta will go towards supporting its $15 million in 5 years campaign for St. Jude. Tri Delta has raised more than $8.9 million for the campaign since the $15 million goal was announced in July 2010.

The St. Jude Give thanks. Walk serves as a grass-roots kickoff to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving fundraising and awareness campaign. The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign is an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners that asks consumers to “Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not.”

Thanks and Giving was created in 2004 by Marlo Thomas and her siblings Terre and Tony Thomas, children of hospital founder Danny Thomas. Funds raised by the campaign support the lifesaving work of St. Jude — to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

About Tri Delta

Founded in 1888, Tri Delta is a leader among social Greek organizations through its passion for progress and visionary thinking. Through partnerships with nationally recognized organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, award-winning publications like The Trident, and innovative collegiate and alumnae initiatives, Tri Delta is committed to leveraging our timeless values to revitalize the sorority experience. For more information, please visit http://www.tridelta.org or call (817) 633-8001.

About St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit http://www.stjude.org.

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