University of Texas Sigma Chi to Present $25,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute

On March 28th, the Alpha Nu chapter of Sigma Chi, with proceeds from the organization’s successful 34th Annual Fight Night philanthropy event, will present a check for $25,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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Sigma Chi chapters in North America have answered the call to fund cancer research and are striving to be the generation to end cancer. - Lori Kun, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

On March 28th, the Alpha Nu chapter of Sigma Chi, with proceeds from the organization’s successful 34th Annual Fight Night philanthropy event, will present a check for $25,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Since 2012, the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) has been the official philanthropic partner of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Recently, both organizations celebrated the millionth dollar donated by Sigma Chi to HCI. On the chapter’s upcoming donation, Landon Mosley, chapter Philanthropy Chair, stated “It’s an honor to contribute to our international Fraternity’s official partner, helping pave the way for the next million dollars in donations from this great partnership. The cutting edge research and excellent care provided by the Huntsman Cancer Institute are paving the way for a cure to this disease that has likely touched all of our lives.”

On hand to celebrate the donation will be Lori Kun, Huntsman Cancer Foundation Director of Development, who has worked closely with Sigma Chi chapters around the country. "Sigma Chi chapters in North America have answered the call to fund cancer research and are striving to be the generation to end cancer. We are extremely grateful to the Alpha Nu Chapter for this generous donation that will fund translational research to diagnose cancer earlier and treat it more effectively. Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute have discovered more cancer-causing genes than any other place in the world, thanks in part to donors' generous investment in our work.” The check presentation will take place at the Sigma Chi house, coinciding with a dinner welcoming families in town for Sigma Chi’s Parents Weekend.

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Sigma Chi house, 2701 Nueces St Austin Texas 78705. Local street and garage parking is available at posted rates.

The Texas Sigma Chi chapter was able to raise funds through their annual Fight Night event. The 2013 event in November raised an unprecedented $40,000 for its beneficiaries, thanks to outstanding support from the UT community, sponsors, and alumni. The event features USA Boxing sanctioned bouts between UT students representing various organizations across campus, all with the goal of raising money for local and national charities.

About the Huntsman Cancer Institute: The Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., a Sigma Chi alumnus. His mission is to “place into society assistance for those who suffer, hope for those who may need inspiration, and education for those who may feel the challenge but do not have the means." HCI, located in Salt Lake City, operates as part of the University of Utah Health Care system. More information can be found on their website, huntsmancancer.org.

About Texas Sigma Chi: The Alpha Nu Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity is located at the University of Texas at Austin. The organization has close to 200 active members and for two consecutive years has won the Peterson Outstanding Chapter Award given by the international Fraternity. For more information on the chapter please visit texassigmachi.org, and for more information about Fight Night please visit txfightnight.com.

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