Members of Delta Sigma Pi raise money for American Cancer Society


Chelsea Folk (left) a Junior majoring in Supply Chain Management is lifted up on the teeter totter by her fellow Delta Sigma Phi member Sarah Bartley a first semester senior in business management.

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After nearly two hours straight on a teeter totter, Junior Chelsea Folk began to feel the pain of fundraising.

Folk participated in her first teeter totter event with Delta Sigma Pi, where members of the fraternity take shifts and teeter totter for 36 consecutive hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

“I’m so excited to teeter totter, we need to move forward with our research,” she said. “You can’t go wrong with giving back to [the American Cancer Society].”

The event began at 7 a.m. on Tuesday in the Union Oval and will end on 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Sarah Bartley, the vice-president of community service for Delta Sigma Pi said they are trying to get all of their approximately 110 members to come and participate.

“There is also a raffle table, corn hole, a bake sale, and an hour event each day called pie a brother,” she said.

Bartley is hoping the event will raise at least $600.

Delta Sigma Pi hosts two large community service events each year, Bartley said.

“We do relay for life in the fall, and in the spring it’s always the teeter totters,” she said. “It’s a way for all the brothers to get involved, have fun and raise money.”

Julia Beck, the income development manager for the American Cancer Society, said the event is a great way to spread awareness to a younger crowd of people.

“Students that get involved show support for the community and compassion for a cause that will affect their lives and their children’s lives,” she said. “Showing support at such a young age is amazing.”

Maureen Lanigan, the co-owner of the Cookie Jar, donated to the raffle to help the students raise funds.

“It’s a great cause and the students are working hard to meet their goal,” she said.

The amount of effort the students are putting in for the event shocks Lanigan.

“I think it’s wild,” she said. “I’m so proud of them; it’s going to be amazing memories that they will have.”

Despite the event still being underway, Folk is already planning on attending the event next year.

“Heck yes I would do it again,” she said. “Maybe with a quieter teeter totter next year.”

Junior Heather Mauk, a member of Delta Sigma Pi, said she is doing the event for a second year to help raise awareness.

“It was an available time slot, and I love to teeter totter,” she said.

The location of the event is helping a lot with the students knowledge, Mauk said.

“We’re in front of the Union this year so we get a lot of traffic,” she said.

Some students walking past are unsure of what we are doing and will stop and ask, Mauk said.

“A lot of people are looking at us,” she said. “We get a lot of stares.”

Senior Hillary Recker, who planned the event last year is participating in her third teeter totter fundraiser.

One of the goals Recker has for the event is to beat last years record for money raised, which was $200.

Junior Mike Horton came out to support the event, and thinks the teeter tottering is a great idea.

“I think it’s a smart way to raise funds easily, and it’s fun and you get to act like your five years old again,” he said.