Our Local Philanthropy
In 2004, our chapter began supporting the efforts of the St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital because of Maya, the four-year old cousin of our then chapter president (Debra Bueto). She was fighting leukemia and our chapter joined her battle by providing financial support. Sadly, Maya lost her young, precious life to this horrible disease.
Our chapter created our “Maya’s Gift” fund raising program and we have worked to help prevent others from succumbing to this same fate. Chapter members also annually journey to Memphis to visit St. Jude’s.
At times, this battle has become highly personal for our members.
Four-month old Felicity arrived at St. Judes in June of 2017, after tumors were discovered in her skull and spine. She is currently undergoing aggressive treatment for these tumors. Her mom, Theta Phi Alpha Mandy Baker Hartdegen and her dad, Eric, are keeping an amazing optimistic outlook for their baby girl. #fightlikeFelicity