Next weekend, October 23rd-24th, Sigma Kappa Sorority, here at Culver-Stockton College, is holding our annual Swing-a-thon! What is Swing-a-thon, you may ask? No, it is not a large swing dance competition. :) It is one of our fundraisers for our major philanthropies, Alzheimer's Disease Research and Gerontology (the study of aging). We have a porch swing in the back of our house that we use for this. For 36 hours, a Sigma Kappa must be sitting on that swing. In the past, we would ask for donations to get us to sit on the swing. Now, we generally just donate some of our own money for the cause, because we are all required to sit at least an hour on the swing. All of the money goes to the Sigma Kappa Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Research.
This time, I am going to try something new. I am going to ask all of you to participate as well by donating money to the cause! I have already signed up for an hour on the swing...but there are still spots open! If you would like to see me sit on the swing for more than an hour, or if you would just like to help us out, please donate money! :) Obviously, there is not much time left before the event, but if I receive some money, I WILL sign up to swing some more. :) Please do not feel obligated to donate, but if you are interested, I would be greatly appreciative!
To give you an idea of how much fun we have with Swing-a-thon, let me tell you a bit more. First off, remember one of us has to be on the swing at all times for 36 hours straight? Well, that means during the middle of the night as well! Although I personally have never held a 3am shift (due to inability to stay up all night), I have heard those are the best times! With cold weather setting in, it is a perfect opportunity to snuggle up in some warm blankets with some hot chocolate and sisters! Oftentimes, some of the fraternity guys will come down and play football or keep us company. It is all GREAT fun and for an AWESOME cause!
So, if you feel led to donate money to help Alzheimer's Disease Research, please send a check, made out to SIGMA KAPPA SORORITY, to the following address:
Sigma Kappa Sorority
1 College Hill
Canton, MO 63435
Please write SWING-A-THON or ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH in the memo. You can also send cash to the address, if you feel comfortable doing so.