The women of Kappa Epsilon from Duquesne University hosted their tenth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon this October. The Kappa Epsilon women started this event because of a lunch they had ten years ago with six breast cancer survivors. Since then, the impact of those survivors and the sorority’s passion to help this cause has allowed the luncheon to grow and include friends and family of the sorority, the entire university community, and speakers that are either breast cancer survivors or researchers.
The sorority itself adopted Breast Cancer Research as one of its national philanthropies when one of its past Grand Council Presidents, Linda Rogers, passed away from breast cancer. Being an all womens chapter and students at a pharmaceutical university, the sisters knew that they wanted to help promote women’s health and wellness in Linda’s honor.
In order to raise money at their luncheon for organizations doing breast cancer research, attendees could buy tickets for raffle baskets, 50/50 tickets, and breast cancer awareness t-shirts.
The women of Kappa Epsilon make a difference in the lives of women and survivors of breast cancer across the country. They will be continuing their event and their mission to help fight breast cancer for many years to come.
You can learn more about Kappa Epsilon here at their facebook page.