Quinnipiac’s chapter of Delta Tau Delta held their philanthropy event Q-Thon, a dance marathon that is similar to that of Penn State’s Thon, this past weekend. Delt holds the event in honor of Connecticut’s Children Medical Center. This past Saturday, my Alpha Delta Pi sisters and I, helped Delta raise over $31,000 this year for the kids.
One of my favorite aspects of Greek Life at Quinnipiac is how philanthropic based it is, and how much other Greek organizations, as well as not affiliated groups, will join together to help raise money for charities. Alpha Delta Pi helped co-sponsor the event, and was able to sponsor Quinn, the beautiful little girl above in a tutu and princess pajamas. Quinn, age three, suffers from a tumor.
The brothers of Delta Tau Delta, sisters of Alpha Delta Pi, and the other participants not only go to dance…
but got to play with the kids, as well!
Besides Quinn, my heart fell in love with Shemar, the little boy that I danced for – and with – that I talked about in this week’s My Monday Musts!
Though suffering from scoliosis, Shemar still managed to be one of the happiest kids I have ever met. He danced and ran around, told me that his favorite song was “Pleasure,” and was not afraid to talk to anyone and everyone. I will forever dance for Shemar.
Every morning when I wake up and I’m going through my day, I think of beautiful Quinn and energetic Shemar. I danced for them at QThon and will always hold them close to my heart.
I can’t wait for the upcoming philanthropy events at Quinnipiac, including Alpha Delta Pi’s Diamond Dash.
Readers, I want to not only remind you how important philanthropy is, but how important it is to be a philanthropist. Participating in something that will is much bigger than yourself is more rewarding than anything else in the world.
If you have the chance to do something like QThon, or any other philanthropic event, I challenge you to do it. You won’t regret. Especially when you can do it, For the Kids.