Every year members of the Emory University chapter of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority enthusiastically search for new methods to raise money for our philanthropy activities. Seven years ago we introduced Ballbreakers, a campus-wide pool tournament during which we raised over $4,000 each of those years! All of the proceeds were donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as they will continue to be.
Cystic Fibrosis occurs in approximately one of every 3,900 live births of all Americans, causing respiratory problems, chronic cough, infection and possible heart failure. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s National Patient Registry, one half of all individuals with this disease live to the age of 31; however one half do not. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Cystic Fibrosis; but with continual scientific advances and financial assistance, a solution may not be so far away.