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NKU Greek Organizations Raise Record Amount for Breast Cancer Nonprofit

A sorority and fraternity at Northern Kentucky University raised big bucks for a good cause.

Delta Zeta sorority and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity joined together and raised more than $33,000 for Chicks and Chucks, Inc., a non-profit that supports women battling breast cancer. Chicks and Chucks provides resources to support women in their fight against breast cancer, like wigs and prosthetics. Delta Zeta presented the check to Cathy Youtsey-Halloran, the founder of Chicks and Chucks, at its August chapter meeting.

“The wonderful ladies of Delta Zeta have been supporting our organization for over a decade, and it’s so inspiring to see what these young women have accomplished,” said Youtsey-Halloran. “In addition to the personal items, our funds are used to buy expensive handbooks that Nurse Navigators can share with newly diagnosed patients."

This year, Delta Zeta partnered with Pi Kappa Alpha to hold two philanthropy events. Sponsors, students, and family members came to support the cause and raise money for Chicks and Chucks.

“The love and passion that these women hold are valued in Delta Zeta and constantly show us what it’s like to serve others,” said Taylor Schwarz, president of Delta Zeta.

Over the last two years, Delta Zeta has donated more than $56,000 to Chicks and Chucks. This year’s $33,528 donation is the largest single donation Chicks and Chucks has received.

-Becca Wallace, RCN intern

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