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ULM’s Kappa Delta Sorority raises over 36K for child abuse victims

Published May 13, 2014

The Delta Zeta chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of Louisiana at Monroe raised over $36K during the annual “Shamrock Run 5K,” and “Mile Fun Run,” benefitting victims of child abuse and neglect.

Over 400 racers competed in the eighth annual joint event. Total proceeds from the races totaled $36,694.98—the most in the chapter’s history.

Emma Braddock, Kappa Delta vice president for community service said, “This year we implemented a raffle in the fall semester, along with our spring activities, which really helped boost our goal.”

“Along with money raised from runners and sponsors, we had percentage nights at restaurants, handprints on a large wooden shamrock that was showcased at the run, and we sold pinwheels, which are the national symbol for child abuse and neglect, donated by Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA). I am pleased with all the hard work the chapter members put in for raising money and getting participants.”

Eighty percent of the proceeds earned will directly assist children in Louisiana, benefitting the Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana state organization. The remaining 20 percent will be donated to the PCAA—Kappa Delta’s national philanthropy for national public awareness programs.

Founded in 1897, Kappa Delta Sorority began supporting PCAA in 1981, and began the nationwide Shamrock race in 1983. ULM’s Kappa Delta chapter was formed in 1967.