Monday, March 30, 2015

Strawberries, Smiles, & Philanthropy

Hey everyone!

It's been a busy week here at 53 Park St! On Saturday, the sisters made our way over to the Canton Pavilion for Peter Rabbit in the Park, where we are lucky enough to engage with local community! We joined the rest of the St. Lawrence Greek community in setting up a table, where we painted faces and added a little (removable) color to hair! Peter Rabbit in the Park is always a special event, because we get to share all of our smiles with the Canton community!

Sister Julie Rogers '17 painting faces at Peter Rabbit in the Park!
Sunday morning was our annual Strawberry Breakfast! Not only did we look pretty good in semi formal and pin, but we also enjoyed a fabulous breakfast complete with chocolate-covered strawberries! After 1,000 smiles and even more laughs, we all departed to enjoy our day. A huge thank you to our Strawberry girls for your hard word in bringing it all together!

Our Strawberry Breakfast ladies making some yummy treats!
L to R: Kelsey Smith '15, Keegan Bowman '17, Nikki Jewett '16,
MacKenzie Ottati '17, Kalin Long '16, Jordan Ahrens '16 
In other news, tonight Kappa Delta Sigma was honored by winning two Greek awards. With 2,769.75 hours of philanthropy this year, we were honored with the Greek Week Community Service Award: Hours of Chapter Participation! Additionally, we won the Sorority Cup Scholarship Award!

I hope that everyone is having a great week, and that you're all getting excited for Alumnae Weekend! Here's the schedule:


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Doing It For Her

Happy Wednesday, KDS!

Saturday, February 28th marked St. Lawrence University's St. Baldrick's Foundation event, Clips for Cancer! For those of you who may not know, Clips for Cancer is an event where individuals may choose to sport a bald head in support for childhood cancer research! The event was held in the Winston Room, and the sisters of Kappa Delta Sigma were proud to show our support while members of our community decided to take on the hairless challenge. We even did our part in raising money by selling Cindy's Cake Shop cupcakes!

As you may have seen on our Facebook page, childhood cancer research is something near and dear to KDS's heart. Sister Morgan O'Hare '16 was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma at age 3, resulting in the loss of her left eye. Don't worry, that hasn't stopped her from raising awareness for other who are in need! At the Clips for Cancer event Morgan was able to share a little inspiration in her speech, saying "that despite all of the success and achievement we make and strive for, we won't be truly happy and fulfilled - it is when we give and show love to others that we will feel truly happy and fulfilled." She hopes that when her life is over to be measured by the happiness and fulfillment that she felt, and by the number of people that she was able to help. 

Kappa Delta Sigma is proud to call Morgan our sister, and we're each inspired by her dedication daily. Many of us have already donated to her cause - you can, every bit counts! If you're not able to make a donation, share her page with others and help raise awareness! Here's the link: Click here!

In addition to attending the event, the sisters of KDS surprised Morgan by wearing shirts made especially in support of her and her dedication to childhood cancer research. It's safe to say that she was surprised and overwhelmed with emotion.