Alzheimer's Disease Research
Alzheimer's Disease was adopted as our national philanthropy in 1984. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in research grants to colleges and universities for continued Alzheimer's research. Nationally, Sigma Kappa is the third largest contributor towards Alzheimer's Disease research and education. On October 19th 2011, the Beta Sigma chapter will hold a "Minute to Win It" competition to raise funds for the Sigma Kappa Foundation. Additionally, our entire chapter also participates in the annual Memory Walkwith local alumnae and Sigma Kappa National Headquarters employees. This year the Beta Sigma chapter participated in the Lafayette Memory Walk on October 2, 2011 at Cumberland Park-West Lafayette. As a chapter over $1,000 was raised in support of a cure! To learn more about how you can support Sigma Kappa philanthropies visit the Sigma Kappa Foundation website at www.sigmakappafoundation.org.
Why We Support:
~120,000 people in IN have Alzheimer's Disease
~Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in America
~2/3rds of Alzheimer's disease victims are women
In 1954, Sigma Kappa became the first national sorority to recognize the need for continued, comprehensive work on the study of aging and the needs of the elderly. Collegiate and alumnae members throughout the country volunteer their time and talent in support of numerous projects to assist and benefit the elderly. The Beta Sigma chapter visits nursing homes in the local Lafayette area.
Inherit the Earth
Adopted in 1992, Inherit the Earth is Sigma Kappa's national service project benefiting the environment. Each year, chapters plan a service project that protects and preserves our local community. Beta Sigma participates in Adopt-a-Highway and helps clean up our two-mile section each semester.
Maine Sea Coast Mission
Since 1911, Sigma Kappa has honored its Maine roots by supporting the Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society. Each November, Beta Sigma and other collegiate chapters donate funds and needed supplies to help support the Mission's worthy cause. The Maine Sea Coast Mission provides assistance to isolated mainland communities as well as to those residing on islands along the shoreline.