HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 2, 2015 – High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority helped raise $25,000 along with other Kappa Delta sororities from across the country as a part of the 33rd annual Teddy Bear Fun Run. Three-hundred Kappa Deltas nationwide traveled to the Children’s Hospital at Virginia Commonwealth University on Nov. 7 to participate in the 1K fun run and spend time with critically ill patients and bring words of encouragement.
“Visiting the Children’s Hospital at VCU taught me that we can never do enough to bring these children comfort and cheer during their stay there, but we can always try to do more,” said Cassidy Cunningham, Kappa Delta member at HPU. “I am now inspired to do more in our fundraising efforts as a sorority and to be able to make all areas of these children’s lives the best they can be.”
The sorority also donated more than 200 teddy bears to the children in addition to cards and door decorations to raise the children’s spirits.
“It was an eye opening experience for me to see how our donations directly affect so many of the kids that call the children’s hospital at VCU home,” said HPU Kappa Delta member Caroline Witt. “I am grateful to be a part of such a great organization like Kappa Delta that donates time and money to a great place such as the Children’s Hospital.”