WMU News

Sigma Pi teeter-totters for bone marrow program

March 19, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- The Brothers of Sigma Pi Fraternity at Western Michigan University will conduct their annual 72-hour "Teeter-Totter-a-Thon" on the main campus promenade near Wood Hall beginning at noon Tuesday, March 25, and finishing at noon Friday, March 28.

This year, the event will raise money for the National Marrow Donor Program. Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Local merchants, students, and organizations will receive a square on the sponsorship boards next to the teeter-totters when contributing a donation of $25 dollars or more. The Brothers will also be collecting donations for the duration of the event. The Fraternity's goal this year is to raise $4,000 dollars according to Philanthropy Chair Matthew Magreta.

The National Marrow Donor Program is an organization that facilitates unrelated marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients with life-threatening diseases who do not have matching donors in their families. The money will be used to register volunteer bone marrow donors at the student sponsored bone marrow drive Tuesday, March 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. in room 157 of WMU's Bernhard Center.

Click here for related story about the bone marrow donor drive.

For more information about the National Marrow Donor Program, visit <marrow.org>. For more information about the Sigma Pi fundraiser, contact Hermon Barbe at (269) 352-5240.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thomas.myers@wmich.edu


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