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LIGHT THE NIGHTFor the Alpha Chapter, Light the Night is always on October 11 in Lafayette, IN, and they typically have a team of around 20 girls attend. Each year they hold various philanthropy events to help their team raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). On September 29, they hosted their semester philanthropy event, Phi Rho Beach Day, and raised over $950! Community members came to the chapter’s house and had a beach day on the porch. There, they enjoyed virgin cocktails, walking tacos, and tons of desserts. They also had a kiddie pool full of rubber ducks, from which attendees could pick one and win some swag for Light the Night. In addition to this event, they also held three skip- a-meals, which raised around $300 for the cause.Once their walk was over, their fundraising continued. Their next event involved a donut truck. The truck parked on campus, and all proceeds went to the chapter to contribute to their Light the Night donation. Finally, they are hosting an event called Pie-a-Phi in which they team up with a fraternity and will themselves be pied in the face to raise money for LLS.The Alpha chapter did not stop there, though! Their relationship with LLS goes beyond Light the Night. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is starting an initiative on college campuses called Dodge the Dark, which was  rst brought to Purdue. This event is similar to Light the Night, but is speci cally for college campuses. At Dodge the Dark, teams play glow-in-the-dark dodgeball and bring light to the darkness that is cancer. The Alpha chapter is currently working to become more involved with this event.“My cousin, Lily, lost her battle against Leukemia right before her 6th birthday. Raising money for LLS is so importantto me because it means that we are one step closer to a cure. I chose Phi Sigma Rho because of their close work with LLS. It warms my heart to see my sisters fundraising for a foundation that means so much to me. My  rst Light the Night walk was so magical thanks to my Phi Rho sisters, and I can’t wait to walk again this year.”Lexi Garrabrant, Arizona - Alpha Kappa14 The Key of Phi Sigma Rho

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