The men started the day with a mixer with the ladies of the Epsilon Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi. The multi-function room at Bluff Hall was brimming with the organizations’ members. Over the course of the afternoon, twenty-five fleece tie blankets were made. The tie blankets were donated to children in Shriner’s Hospital to comfort them during their extended hospital stays. “It was inspiring to see so many members take time out of their Saturday afternoon to help children who are going through a difficult time,” reflects Heather Witte, Alpha Phi Director of External Events. A special thanks to the ladies of Alpha Phi for coordinating this philanthropic mixer.
Later that day, ten men worked at the Bike MS: Gateway Getaway event at Lewis and Clark College in Godfrey, Illinois. The event helps to fund research for multiple sclerosis coordinated by the National MS Society. Brother Zach Zielinski (`17) was moved by his brothers’ willingness to help a cause that hits close to home for his family, “My mom was diagnosed with MS when I was in elementary school and it has taken so much from her. National MS Society has given my mom and my family so many resources and so much hope. It is means a lot that we had a group of guys out there volunteering.”