Lambda Chi Alpha plans to raise $4,000 for Relay for Life, their largest local outreach project, by putting together a team that will participate in the upcoming fundraising walk. They will also be coordinating several smaller fundraising projects leading up to the day of the Jackson-Madison County Relay for Life event, which is May 13 from 5 p.m. until midnight at the Jackson Farmer’s Market, 91 New Market Street.
“Jackson-Madison County Relay for Life is the largest Relay for Life event in the state of Tennessee and one of the top 50 events internationally,” said David Taylor, junior chemistry major and Lambda Chi’s vice president for philanthropy and community service. “The goal for Jackson-Madison County Relay for Life as an organization is to raise $300,000 this year, and Lambda Chi’s goal is $4,000.”
Lambda Chi’s first fundraiser is a Sky Zone ticket sale. Each ticket costs $14, $6 of which will be donated to Relay for Life. Tickets will be for sale outside Brewer Dining Hall Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lambda Chi will be at Sky Zone Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Lambda Chi plans to host another fundraiser March 8 at the Chick-Fil-A on Vann Drive from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A percentage of the money made during that time will be donated to Lambda Chi’s Relay for Life team, and students can show support by coming to eat during their allotted fundraising hours. In addition, the fraternity will also host a corn hole tournament April 2 and a BBQ meat sale April 30.
“The money raised by the American Cancer Society goes toward finding a cure for cancer through a variety of methods, both legislative- and research-based,” Taylor said.
Find more information about the events and ways to participate at their booth outside Brewer Dining Hall, bulletin boards and the fraternity’s Twitter account (@lambdachiunion) and Instagram account (@UULCA). If you are interested in making a donation, visit Lambda Chi’s Relay for Life fundraising page by clicking here.