GSS Women Wild about Finding a Cure

Yesterday, Gamma Sigma Sigma sisters participated in the 11th annual UDance marathon. The Beta Gamma chapter alone raised over $37,000 for childhood cancer research! Here are what some of our sisters had to say about UDance.

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“My favorite part about UDance was spending the entire day with my family and seeing the enthusiasm of all of the sisters/all of UD for such an amazing cause!”- Sydney Hirsch, Beta Nu

 

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“My favorite thing about UDance is spending 12 hours dancing with my amazing sisters for an incredible cause.” -Laura Testa, Beta Lambda

For the past three years, Gamma Sig has had the honor of adopting Morgan, a four year- old cancer survivor. After 4 rounds of chemotherapy and 3 surgeries Morgan was cancer free and has been recently placed in the survivorship program! This year, was Morgan’s third and final UDance. GSS will always be inspired by our amazing hero Morgan.

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“Morgan is the sweetest, silliest, and most fashionable little girl I have ever met! Morgan & her beautiful family have made such an impact on my life and have taught me the importance of keeping a positive attitude always. I will forever be Morgan Kelly Tough.” -Sara Rutch, Beta Iota (UDance Rep 2015-17)

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“…and when the dance is over and the last light is turned off in the Bob, please remember your work is helping a child in a quiet hospital room who is fighting for his or her life.” -Father of B+ Hero Leon

 

Cape Henlopen 2014!

This past weekend, 25 sisters went on a service trip to Cape Henlopen State Park! The trip was both rewarding and super fun, and it was an incredible bonding experience for all of us. Here are some pictures from the weekend!

For our first service project, we painted a Mess Hall on the campground…

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Then, we spread new mulch on a playground (it’s harder than it looks!)…

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And then of course we also relived our childhoods a little…

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Later, we took a trip to the beach at sunset…

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And we had a bonfire with smores…

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And had a weekend full of that gamma love.

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Many thanks to Cape Committee for making this wonderful project a huge success!

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Relay for Life

A way to a cure is out there!
A way to a cure is out there!

Gamma Sigma Sigma has participated in numerous service events regularly, but out of all the service projects I have attended, Relay for Life is one I hold most dear in my heart. So many people are affected by cancer, and this is a great way to support them and their families and to raise money towards research to finding a cure. It was such a great experience because there were so many of us there, over 100 girls came and participated in the walk. When I first arrived at the event, all I could see were masses of adorable Up-themed purple shirts. There was such a great Gamma Sig presence at Relay, and it was so awesome to walk with my fellow sisters. The atmosphere of the event was fun, there was music playing, the walking was very leisurely, and the hot dogs and pizza were also a plus. The memorial and luminaria service at night was touching and moving; it is safe to say I shed a few tears in memory of the lives lost to cancer, as well as many smiles for those who beat cancer and are still alive and well today. Relay for Life was a great event, and even though it did not go on as long as originally planned, there was still a lot of money raised for the event and a lot of fun had because of it. I can’t wait for Relay next year, and for all the fun times and cute pictures to come.