Sunday morning is a time that most college students use to sleep in, catch up on classwork, or simply relax. However, on the morning of Sunday, September 14th, the Brothers of the Delta Sigma Phi chapter of Alpha Chi Rho had much different plans. Throughout the morning, the majority of our Brothers went to help the annual Walk to Cure Arthritis at the Bancroft School. This walk is held to help raise funds and awareness about Arthritis. This disability affects over 50 million people across America, 300 thousand of which are children. To read more about the Arthritis Foundation, the organization responsible for this event, visit their webpage.
Led by our Community Service Chairman Dave Moore, our Brothers began the day by helping organizers set up the event. We got to work setting up the route for the course, as well as the registration area. Our Brothers were also responsible for helping set up tents, tables, and chairs for the vendors present at the event.
Once the event got underway, the Brothers were hard at work helping the walk go smoothly. This included directing foot traffic along the walk, and providing encouragement to the walkers as they went by. We also manned two stations; a water station and an entertainment station. The water station was responsible for keeping walkers hydrated throughout the event, and the entertainment station provided walkers with moral support as they came by.
As the walking came to an end, we stayed to help break down and clean up after the event. All the Brothers that attended put in a combined 72.5 hours of work towards helping the event run smoothly, and had a blast doing so!