HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2010 – High Point University’s chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity hosted their 13th annual Rock-A-Thon event March 19-21 on the HPU campus.
Throughout the weekend, the brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha took shifts in rocking chairs to rock continuously for 48 hours to raise money for their philanthropy, the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation. The event also included dancing, music, raffle drawings, late night cookouts, a speed pitch station, a student “jail” and various performances by student groups.
“Our goal for Rock-A-Thon was not only to raise money for our philanthropy, but also to engage in camaraderie and have a partnership between school, fraternity, and community,” said Jon Shaffer, Lambda Chi Alpha’s external vice president. “The event went really well and we are thankful for all of the support from HPU and our neighbors.”
The fraternity raised money through sponsors for the event as well as donations from HPU students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
The Lambda Chi Alpha’s philanthropy focuses on Aicardi Syndrome ? a rare genetic malformation characterized by the absence of all or part of the corpus callosum in the brain. The Aicardi Syndrome Foundation is an organization that seeks to find a cure for this while providing support and medical equipment for those with Aicardi Syndrome.
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