Spring is an exciting time of the year for Sigma chapter because for the past 79 years it's always meant one thing; Barndaze. Barndaze is our annual 3-day philanthropy that can be traced back to its origins as a "Barn Dance" philanthropy in the 1930's, and has been held every year since. Every year we pick a different charity to fundraise for and for the past decade typically raise somewhere between $4,000 - $7,000 depending on the year. Some of the organizations in past years have been great charities like The Gleason Initiative Foundation for ALS treatment and research, and the Carlton Complex Assistance Network for victims of the Carlton Complex Fire.
This year has a special meaning for the men of Sigma chapter. Britt Fishburn is a freshman of Sigma chapter who's mother, Lori Fishburn, was diagnosed with breast cancer in December. Like all mothers of AGR men, Lori is an incredibly strong woman and has been bravely undergoing chemotherapy to combat the cancer. But being a brother in Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity means that you never have to fight alone, and by extension his family is our family. As such we've decided to fundraise for Lori this Barndaze and 100% of all proceeds will benefit her and her fight against cancer. If you're able to donate towards our cause any donation big or small will gladly be accepted by check or in person by our Philanthropy Chairman Damen Jeg. Checks can be made out to Lori Fishburn and mailed to:
730 NE Linden St.
Pullman, WA 99163
Thank you for any help you're able to provide and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.